University Housing ordered a mandatory evacuation of the Hawkeye Court Apartments on Thursday, June 12, 2008 due to a flood emergency. University Apartments staff attempted to contact all registered tenants by all means at their disposal. Evacuated students were given the option of relocating to vacant Hawkeye Drive Apartments, Parklawn Hall, or Hillcrest Hall. Some tenants chose to stay with friends or relatives instead. A number of tenants did not respond to attempts to contact them. All apartment doors were locked and everyone is asked to stay away from the flooded area.
Any tenants who need access to their apartment should contact the University Apartments office at 319-335-9199. During non-business hours, the phone will be forwarded to the Hillcrest Hall desk. Housing officials ask that tenants call before attempting to remove belongings on their own. UI Public Safety will be patrolling the Hawkeye Court area, and anyone who is not accompanied by a Housing staff member will be considered a trespasser. UPDATE: Because of the curfew issued by the City of Iowa City on Saturday, June 14, UI staff will only be able to assist tenants between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Automobiles left in the Hawkeye Court parking lot that could be moved were towed to the Hawkeye Storage lot. Tenants who own those vehicles do not need to contact anyone to access their vehicles. After the flood emergency passes, tenants will need to move those vehicles back to Hawkeye Court.