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Electric power was restored on campus just before noon Sunday following an outage lasting nearly 30 hours. The outage on campus was due to an off-campus power failure caused by severe weather related to the storm Ivan. MetEd, Lafayette’s power provider, restored power as soon as possible.

Members of the campus community remained safe during the outage. No injuries were reported, and students were kept informed by student life staff and via a taped telephone message that was also accessed by parents. Food service for students was not interrupted. A limited menu was served in Farinon Center at normal meal times.

Flooding in areas virtually surrounding campus did not affect buildings on the main campus, but heavy rains resulted in leaks in several academic and residential buildings. Cleanup efforts are not expected to affect Monday classes.

Studios, offices, and the Grossman Gallery in the Williams Visual Arts Building were not touched by water, but because of complications related to flooding on North Third Street in the immediate vicinity of the building, Monday classes scheduled for WVAB may have to be held in other locations on campus. Students with Monday classes in WVAB should call the Department of Art, x5356, to learn where their classes will be held.

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