Colleges in Texas that were n the path of Hurricane Harvey are forced to close till Labor Day due to the devastation left by the storm. Several colleges have suffered flood, transportation and electricity problems in the wake of the storm.
Various university buildings are flooded down making them inaccessible to students. Some unlucky students and staffs were trapped for days due to the flood. There are also those who have lost most of their belongings during the storm. Communications were restored on Wednesday afternoon which made parents relax after hearing news from their loved ones.
The University of Texas at Austin began their classes again on Wednesday in spite of the heavy damages it received during the storm. More than a thousand of students were missing or absent which was quite alarming because most of them were from declared disaster areas during the incident.
Some colleges like Galveston stood better during the storm. Their campus obtained minimal damages and only had to delay their classes till the fourth of September. They had their students who have no place to stay during the storm at the schools’ residence hall for safety purposes. Their only concern is about students that went home to see their families during the storm.
Staffs of Colleges all over Texas are doing all their work to start the classes as soon as possible and restore important infrastructures while having lesser man power than the usual. Some teachers, professors, and other school personnel were also heavily affected due to their homes being one of the disaster areas. It would heavily influence plans on getting everything back to normal.
In the aftermath of this disaster, we send our prayers to those who were in the disaster area and are in dire situations. We also send our thanks for all those who gave a helping hand to the ones in need.