Water Pipe Bursts at Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum

Friday, January 16th 2009, 5:30 pm
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY - A water pipe burst Friday morning at the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum, according to a press release.

Water flooded several areas of the museum.

The museum implemented its Critical Incident Management Plan and is working with Blackmon Mooring Steamatic Catastrophe, Inc. on assessing the damage.

"We are working around the clock to clean and repair the Museum, and are very hopeful to be back up and running within a week," said Kari Watkins, Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Executive Director. "We are taking all the precautions we can so that we do not lose any of the valuable artifacts that tell the story of hope and resilience this community has set as the standard of response to terrorism around the world."

The Memorial houses almost one million artifacts, primary documents, images, letters, artwork and more related to the April 19, 1995, Oklahoma City bombing.

The museum will be closed until it can be restored and repaired.