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UCLA flood: All cars removed, final claims process begins

The interior of a vehicle trapped in a UCLA parking garage is filled with mud and debris after a broken water main flooded parts of campus.
The interior of a vehicle trapped in a UCLA parking garage is filled with mud and debris after a broken water main flooded parts of campus.
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The interior of a vehicle trapped in a UCLA parking garage is filled with mud and debris after a broken water main flooded parts of campus.
Debris covers a car damaged in a flooded parking garage after a water main broke and spilled 20 million gallons of water on the UCLA campus.
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The interior of a vehicle trapped in a UCLA parking garage is filled with mud and debris after a broken water main flooded parts of campus.
Cars considered a total loss from the UCLA flood are lined in a parking lot near Jackie Robinson Stadium.
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The interior of a vehicle trapped in a UCLA parking garage is filled with mud and debris after a broken water main flooded parts of campus.
Mud covers a car recovered from a parking garage on the UCLA campus after a broken water main flooded the garage. Hundreds of cars are considered a total loss.
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The interior of a vehicle trapped in a UCLA parking garage is filled with mud and debris after a broken water main flooded parts of campus.
Cars considered a total loss from the UCLA flood are lined in a parking lot near Jackie Robinson Stadium.
Benjamin Brayfield/KPCC
The interior of a vehicle trapped in a UCLA parking garage is filled with mud and debris after a broken water main flooded parts of campus.
The interior of a vehicle trapped in a UCLA parking garage is filled with mud and debris after a broken water main flooded parts of campus.
Benjamin Brayfield/KPCC


All vehicles have been removed from UCLA parking structures, where nearly 1,000 were stranded — many of them completely submerged — when a water main broke nearby and flooded the campus and surrounding streets.

The water has been completely drained from parking structures 4 and 7, and about 340 cars with varying degrees of water damage were towed to a nearby lot for retrieval by the owners, UCLA announced early Tuesday.

The water-damaged vehicles can be claimed from Jackie Robinson Stadium at 100 Constitution Avenue between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesday or 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. the rest of the week.

Starting late last week, about 600 undamaged vehicles were towed to Lot 36, and by Monday afternoon, more than 500 of them had been claimed, according to UCLA. The university posted photos of those vehicles online.