NEW ORLEANS (BP)--New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary suffered only minimal damage as Hurricane Gustav pushed through about 70 miles southwest of the city Sept. 1. Late Monday night when Hurricane Gustav finally moved away from New Orleans, members of the New Orleans seminary family received a text message with the good news. "Campus secure. Damage minimal. Reopening Monday. Return possible Thursday. Praise the Lord!" the message read. After the storm passed, NOBTS President Chuck Kelley received an encouraging report from the facilities and security team that stayed on campus. "Our campus report was very good," NOBTS President Chuck Kelley said. "We have minor roof damage on a few buildings and some trees are down. Power is already restored on the front block of campus." Kelley said that the earliest possible return campus would be Thursday or Friday. "It is important to be sure New Orleans is ready before we begin our return," Kelley said. "Also, we must avoid complicating the work of first responders who are addressing needs across Mississippi and Louisiana. Our 'all clear' will follow that of the state and the city." The seminary will have an online "frequently asked questions" section on the NOBTS website to provide additional information to the seminary family. Information also will be available through the seminary's main telephone number, 1-800-662-8701. Classes will resume and offices will reopen Monday, Sept. 8. Main campus students will continue their coursework via Blackboard (an online learning tool) as planned.
NEW ORLEANS (BP)–New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary President Chuck Kelley called for a mandatory evacuation of the main campus due to Tropical Storm Gustav. The evacuation will begin Aug. 29 and continue through Aug. 30. This is the first evacuation of New Orleans Seminary since the approach of Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall on Aug. […]
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