King's Responds to Hurricane Irene
Live updates on Hurricane Irene and the student evacuation
NEW YORK, August 25th, 2011—The National Weather Service forecasts that impacts of Hurricane Irene may reach the New York metropolitan area this weekend, bringing tropical storm or hurricane force conditions which can include heavy rain and strong winds.
All departments at The King’s College are coordinating to deliver important emergency information to faculty, staff, and students. Student Development has notified all students of the inclement weather and the College is working with the city government to coordinate any evacuations should they be necessary.
Automated updates on the hurricane and college information are available at 212.659.7201. To speak with a representative of the college, please contact Matthias Clock at 503.432.5401.
The best way to receive updates on the hurricane and evacuation process is to go to The King's College Facebook Page, and click the "Like" button. Status updates will then be posted directly to your Facebook news feed.
UPDATE, 8/26/2011, 4:30pm:
At 1:15pm, Student Services sent out an evacuation plan to all students at The King's College. The College administration is now waiting on more information from local and state sources on evacuation recommendations.
UPDATE, 8/27/2011, 12:54pm:
- Early this morning, residents of the Clark St. campus were relocated to the College's apartments in the Vogue and the Herald Towers in Midtown Manhattan. Completion of relocation will be updated as information arrives.
- At 11:09 AM, Student Services announced it will move forward with plans to evacuate students in the Ludlow Residence. The status of the evacuation will be updated as information arrives.
UPDATE, 8/27/2011, 1:20pm:
- All Clark St. residents are accounted for and successfully relocated to the Vogue in Midtown on 6th Ave. between 36th and 37th St.
UPDATE, 8/27/2011, 2:32pm:
- Students relocating from the Ludlow Residence are being checked in now. 95% accounted for at the Herald Towers and a few more en route.
UPDATE, 8/27/2011, 3:30pm:
- All students relocating from the Ludlow and Clark St. residence are present and accounted for.
UPDATE, 8/27/2011, 4:57pm:
- The College announces a 9:00 p.m. curfew. All students are expected to be in their apartment by 9:00 p.m.
UPDATE, 8/28/2011, 10:10am:
- Students evacuated from the Ludlow and Clarke Street Residences are safe and accounted for in midtown. We request that they remain in their assigned apartments until we give the all clear, at which time a message will be sent via The King's College Emergency Notification System.
An announcement regarding Monday classes will be made via the emergency notification system and posted this evening on the King's emergency phone at 212-659-7201.
UPDATE, 8/28/2011, 12:52pm:
Public transportation remains closed. However, all Ludlow residents are free to return to the Ludlow residence at this time.
UPDATE, 8/28/2011, 1:43pm:
Clark Street residents are welcome to walk back with Dan Woerner, Director of Student Life, who will leave The Vogue at 2:30 p.m. It is a five mile walk and students are responsible for their own belongings.
Those who would rather wait until public transportation reopens are welcome to stay at The Vogue.
UPDATE, 8/29/2011, 12:00pm:
The hurricane has passed with minimal damage. All students safe, accounted for, and moving back to normal residence.
Classes resume tomorrow (Tuesday Aug. 30th)
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