2013-11-17 at 6:54 PM -

Thank you for your patience today as we experienced a longer-than-expected power outage throughout campus following the storm. The good news is that the power is on! A few updates for you:

* Classes will resume as scheduled tomorrow. The faculty are aware of this situation and will be flexible and accommodating. Each faculty member will make their own decisions regarding appropriate adjustments to their schedule or assignment deadlines. Hopefully, since we have power back before 7:00 p.m., you can still get a full night of studying in.

* State Farm Hall, Memorial Center, and Presser Hall are open. However, The Ames Library, Buck, CNS and CLA will not reopen this evening.

* All other activities will resume normal operations.

The emergency response team will be meeting this week to debrief this situation and to discuss the timeliness concerns about the original alert. With every situation we improve our responsiveness to campus concerns.

Thanks again for your patience. Have a great evening!

Karla C. Carney-Hall

2013-11-17 6:46 PM -

Dear Friends:

I wanted to update you about some storm-related issues.

Power is still out on much of campus. There was a sprinkler failure in CLA. The water seems almost entirely on the floors. Some physical plant colleagues are running a wet-vac off of a generator. I did a survey with a flashlight and picked up items I saw that were on the carpet. There does not appear to be damage to personal property, but we can all make a better appraisal in daylight. It may take a couple of days to get the floors dry.

I know Ann sent a message earlier this evening, but I want to repeat my appreciation for any accommodations that you may need to make over the next day or so.

Jonathan D. Green
Provost and Dean of the Faculty

2013-11-17 at 3:34 PM -

Power is out for most of campus. If power is restored by 4pm, the Dugout will open at 5. If power is not restored, dinner will be served in the Welcome Center from 5-7.

All other food services are closed due to lack of power.

The Chapel and Welcome Center still have power. Campus events in buildings without power are canceled, unless otherwise notified by the event sponsor. The Memorial Center, campus service buildings and academic buildings will be closed at 5 p.m. until power is restored. No determination has been made about classes tomorrow, but look for information by 7 a.m.

Be aware the campus will be poorly lit after sundown, and use good judgment as you move around campus.

2013-11-17 12:17 PM -

A tornado warning has been issued for McLean County until 12:30 p.m.

Please be aware of this and take shelter.