Water damage affects Latin Chamber of Commerce

Otto Merida will be pretty busy for a few weeks.

On Monday morning he and the staff at the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce found a pipe burst on the second floor of the chamber’s building at 300 N. 13th St. Half of the building is undergoing water-damage restoration until early August.

The chamber’s CEO said water leaked into the building for about eight hours, flooding the second-floor restrooms, classrooms, stairs and elevator. It also affected the first-floor storage, utility area, kitchen and conference hall.

“It’s very stressful,” Merida said. “Half of the building is off-limits until it’s finished.”

Restoration is estimated to cost more than $100,000, but Merida said most of that should be covered by insurance.

Companies and organizations that use the conference room aren’t able to during construction. All of the chairs, desks, computers and a projector screen that were in the media center, which also was affected, will have to be assessed later to determine whether they’re still usable.

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