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UCLA Offers Financial Help to Flood Victims

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    A parking lot full of cars towed from a flooded garage on the UCLA campus after a water main break and flood in Westwood.

    UCLA says it will offer financial help to employees and students whose vehicles were damaged by a main break that sent about 20 million gallons of water onto campus last month.

    The school is making interest-free loans of up to $5,000 available to about 100 employees who had parked into two campus lots inundated during the July 29 incident. The loans will be repaid over two years through payroll deduction, according to a news release.

    In addition to the loans, school officials have emailed 260 vehicle owners, many of them students, to say that nearly $56,000 will be available from a UCLA Foundation emergency relief fund.

    Cars Trapped in UCLA Flooded Parking Structures Released

    [LA] Cars Trapped in UCLA Flooded Parking Structures Released
    Hundreds of cars that were trapped in flooded parking structures at UCLA were released to their owners Tuesday. Ted Chen reports for NBC4 News at 5 p.m. from Westwood Tuesday, Aug. 5 2014.

    Parking structures 4 and 7 were drained and cleared of debris and nearly 1,000 vehicles that were stranded – some for nearly a week. Most of the vehicles were claimed and retrieved by owners, others were declared total losses.

    The parking structures have been deemed safe by engineers, school officials said. Crews removed dirt and other debris that flowed into the parking areas that remain closed.

    Car Owners Ready for the Worst

    [LA] Car Owners Ready for the Worst After UCLA Flood
    Car owners visited a parking lot on the UCLA campus where their cars had been towed after they were removed from a flooded parking garage. Jane Yamamoto reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Tuesday Aug. 5, 2014.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.