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Under water: Kittanning grad enjoys rare break from rigors of academy life

Hurricane Isabel was a blessing in disguise for underclassmen at the Naval Academy in Annapolis.

The floods and power outages gave the younger midshipmen at the academy a chance to leave campus — something rarely permitted — according to Kittanning High School graduate Adam Brochetti, who is in his second year at the school.

“It was pretty bad,” he said of the flooding. “The football field, the practice fields were all underwater. Just a bunch of junk everywhere.”

But with no power and basically nothing to do on campus, underclassmen were allowed to leave campus, a perk normally only enjoyed by juniors and seniors. Brochetti said he visited friends at Penn State with the rare time off.

“We needed to get away from here,” he said.

The school was without power for days, and worse yet — with water everywhere — there wasn’t a drop of hot water.

Brochetti said water began gushing over the sea wall when the storm hit, and many of the buildings on some of the lower elevations on campus had three or four feet of water in them.

Hardest hit were different laboratories on campus, he said.

“There was a lot of research going on in there,” Brochetti said. “Now I don’t know what they’re going to do.”


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