Grambling State University: Flood Impact Update (Sunday, April 7, 2019 Events)

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DSC_9422 copyOn the afternoon of Sunday, April 7, 2019, portions of Texas, Louisiana, and other areas throughout the Southeast were impacted by a severe weather system. The storm produced heavy rains and high winds. The Grambling Status University campus near the intersection of RWE Jones Highway and Cole Street experienced limited access and potential water damage.

“We are grateful for the partners statewide who collaborate in our ongoing efforts to improve facilities and infrastructure.  This week’s weather events illustrate the urgency and importance of our work to provide adequate facilities for our students, faculty, and the community partners who depend on our University,” said President Rick Gallot.

“We look forward to furthering the conversation around our ongoing Drainage Update Project and will remain in close contact with the Governor, our representatives, and the federal partners who are helping drive progress on this work.”


Background – University Drainage Infrastructure

Since the campus flooding events of 2016, campus facilities and safety crews have actively maintained drainage-ways and related infrastructure.  University officials also continue to work with FEMA and partners on a larger Drainage Update Project. Multi-agency workgroups have convened as recently as March 28, 2019, to advance progress on the Project which would help mitigate the impact of seasonal events like the most recent severe rain storm.

Monday, April 8, 2019 – Classes Closed, Facility Assessments Continue

Grambling State University administrative offices are closed and classes canceled Monday, April 8, 2019.

Facilities and Safety and Risk Management team members continue to assess building conditions throughout campus and will provide updates via and on service and building operations for the week of April 8, 2019.

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