ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A courthouse in southwest Georgia needs extensive repairs after a water leak caused flooding throughout the building.
Officials determined a leaky water line connected to a third-floor coffee machine went undetected for two days before unleashing a soggy mess inside the Albany Dougherty Judicial Building, WALB-TV reported.
Heidi Minnick, facilities management director for Dougherty County, said water gushed down a stairway like a waterfall.
"When we came in, it looked like a hose was on, like the ones you have in your backyard,” Minnick said.
That was in early April. The building is dry now but remains closed. Minnick said roughly one-third of the building will need some type of repairs. Carpet, cabinets and wallpaper all need replacing. County officials are waiting on insurance adjusters to give a cost estimate.
No date has been set for reopening the judicial building, though officials say they hope it will be sometime over the summer.