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A Publication of Union University Sunday, November 10, 2002

Union Sustains Damage in Tornado:
No One Injured

Important Information

Updated: 11/10/2002 - 6:30 p.m.

  • All classes are cancelled for Monday - day, evening and seminary
  • Union faculty & staff are asked to come in on Monday morning ready to help clean-up the campus
    • please do not arrive before 9 a.m.
    • wear appropriate clothing for clearing tree limbs and other debris
    • feel free to bring light outdoor clean up equipment (gloves, trash bags, brooms, rakes, buckets, etc.)
  • Currently, the Welcome House on Walker Road is the only entry to the campus
  • Lifeway Christian Store will be closed on Monday
  • Donations of clean-up items or other materials may be brought to Watters Residence Commons, which is being used as the central contact center
  • If you are a residence student and were off campus this weekend and have a place to stay, do not return to campus before Monday night.
  • Parents trying to get in touch with your student, can contact 731-217-7448
  • Tune into Memphis & Nashville radio & TV stations for additional info
  • Alternative housing assignments have been made for displaced students whose dorm rooms suffered minor to extensive damage
  • We are aware of the additional weather systems approaching our area and are taking neccessary precautions for safety
  • Campus phone lines are not accessible at this time, so please continue to monitor this website for further information

President David S. Dockery and Senior Vice President for Business Services Gary Carter speak with John Paul Cole from the TBC Disaster Relief team about tornado damage relief efforts that will begin Monday morning.
More Photos of Tornado Damage

A Letter from President Dockery

Dear Parents,

On Saturday night (November 9, 2002), the Union campus received damage from the storm that came through Jackson. We were blessed that no one was hurt for which we are quite grateful. We did, however, experience damage to the dorms, the parking lots, and Hammons Hall.

Temporary arrangements have been made until full power can be restored to the campus.

Classes will be cancelled Monday (Nov. 11). We will have a campus workday to begin to clean up the damage.

Please be assured that all efforts are being made to assure the safety of your students. Please pray for us at this time.

Additional information will be regularly communicated through Union's website.

Thank you for your support for us during this time.

David S. Dockery
President



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