Overnight Storm Cancels Classes at Troy University

By: Vanessa Araiza Email
By: Vanessa Araiza Email

It was light's out for some students at Troy University Tuesday morning.

Troy Freshman Quianna McClendon said, "I got up this morning, my hair, I couldn't curl it, couldn't iron my clothes, I couldn't see a thing in my room, it was hot; the air didn't work."

McClendon is among many students whose dorm room lost power thanks to a severe storm in the area.

A tree fell on a transmission line, causing a number of buildings to lose power and giving some students the day off.

Dean Herbert Reeves, with Student Services said, "This morning, we had to cancel some classes. In certain academic buildings, the residence in the dorms, they had no power to get up and get ready and moving."

Alicia McClung also lost power in her dorm.

She says while it may be nice for some students to have a day off, it is somewhat of a nuisance.

"I get tired of the tornados because every time there's a tornado warning, we have to come downstairs; there was four yesterday," McClung said.

Not only does it cause some problems, students like McClendon say it’s also a scary experience.

"I heard that it hit right over here, around where I stay at. So, it was kinda’ scary to know that I was in that kind of danger," McClendon said.

Both McClendon and McClung say it may be annoying, but taking the proper precautions during severe weather may one day save their lives.

Only the classes in the math and science buildings were cancelled.

No one was hurt and there weren’t any reports of damage to the campus.

Everything is fixed now and classes are scheduled to resume on Wednesday after 5 p.m.

School officials say one thing that really helped notify the students of class cancellations and the severe storm is the mass text messaging system the university has implemented.

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