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Union University
An Institution of the Tennessee Baptist Convention

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Jackson, TN  38305
(731) 668-1818

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A Publication of Union University Thursday, November 14, 2002

Union Sustains Damage in Tornado:
No One Injured

Union University suffers damage from F1 tornado
Daylight brings reality of storm’s impact at Union
Union University students return to classes Tuesday - Union community participates in clean-up
Union University community spirit shines in midst of crisis
Students recall experiences from the Union Tornado of 2002
Cardinal & Cream Tornado Coverage

Important Information

Updated: 11/14/2002 - 8 a.m.

  • All classes returned to their normal schedule on Tuesday, Nov. 12th
  • All power & water is up & running in the residence life complexes
  • Alternative housing assignments have been made for displaced students whose dorm rooms suffered minor to extensive damage

After a day of helping others with tornado-related repairs, sophomore Leah Taylor from Siloam Springs, AR stops for a moment in her own room to begin the cleaning process.

Zachariah Herr, son of McAfee Residence Director Dan Herr, looks on as cleaning crews haul away trees that were downed by the tornado.

Tornado Damage Photos
Tornado Damage Clean-Up Photos

An Update from President Dockery

A few minutes after midnight on Sunday morning (November 10), the campus was hit by a tornado. The residential area of the campus was particularly hit hard. The married student apartments are in terrible shape. All four buildings will need new roofs, new carpet, and new windows. The McAfee Complex and Hurt Complex were also hit quite hard. Blythe Hall, Patton Hall, and the Hurt Commons suffered extensive damage. Hammons Hall and the baseball field experienced minor damage.

Trees, power lines, and light poles were down all over campus. As I walked around in those early Sunday morning hours, the devastation seemed beyond belief.

The campus was without power, water, phones, or technology for almost 18 hours. Initial power was restored around 6:00 p.m. on Sunday night. Full power, water, etc. was restored at noon on Monday (about 36 hours after the storm hit).

The wonderful thing is that no lives were lost, no one was hurt. Indeed the Lord has taken care of us in an amazing way.

Classes were cancelled on Monday. Students, staff, and faculty joined together to serve joyfully as we started to clean up the campus. It was an incredible sense of community—like watching “an Amish barnraising.” We have made great progress in the last 48 hours. We still have much work to do—weeks worth of work, but by God’s grace we will see it through.

A Letter to Parents from Dr. Dockery

"...and for the rest of my life..."

The Question of Health Care

Parish Nursing: Bridging the Gap...

Medicine for the Masses - One Person at a Time

Unionite - Summer 2002

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