As you know, remnants from Hurricane Ike travelled to Butler County Sunday evening. BC3’s main campus was bit especially hard, while our off-campus locations were spared.
At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, Director of Operations Brian Opitz notified me that there was damage to BC3’s main campus.
Debris – mostly from trees – littered our grounds. Roadways and sidewalks were unable to accommodate vehicular and pedestrian traffic for Monday classes.
The Social Sciences Building was hit with a large Oak tree that stood between the Humanities and Social Sciences Buildings. The tree damaged the roof on the Social Sciences building as well as room 114. Although the College never lost power for an extended period of time, we experienced approximately a dozen interruptions Sunday night into Monday morning. This adversely impacted our IT Department.
At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, I made the decision to close the College. This was then communicated through media outlets, bc3.edu and our BC3 Alerts emergency message system (which texted and emailed BC3’s closing at 11:53 p.m. on Sunday).
Our staff in IT, maintenance and police responded quickly. Through their tireless efforts, I am pleased and proud to say the College is safe and “up and running” for Tuesday classes. This, of course, includes the entire Social Sciences Building.
As a reminder, visit bc3.edu and register for the BC3 Alerts emergency message system if you have not already done so.
Have a wonderful Tuesday!