Judge: Broward US Courthouse Flooding Emergency

Judge urging quick fix for flooding problems at federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale

A South Florida federal judge is urging a quick fix to chronic rainwater flooding problems at the federal courthouse in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
U.S. District Judge Donald Graham says the problems date to at least 1999 and continue to get worse. One recently confirmed federal judge can't move into her office because of water intrusion.
Graham asked the federal General Services Administration to take immediate steps to fix the problem. The GSA says it will award a contract in July for the work and expects it will be finished by February 2014.
Graham and other federal judges say that's too long. Graham asked the GSA in the letter to hasten the scheduled repairs. GSA officials agree the situation has reached emergency status.

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