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Aug. 19, 2011
MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest Missouri State University is assessing damage to its campus this morning after storms passed through Maryville Thursday, Aug. 18.
At this time, the University is reporting widespread moderate damage resulting from the storms, including broken windows, downed tree limbs and water in some buildings.
The first wave of storms, which began about 7 p.m. Thursday, knocked out the campus's power and Internet. With a second wave of storms coming, the University evacuated students from residence halls to the J.W. Jones Student Union, located centrally on campus.
After the storms passed, students returned to residence halls with the exception of residents of the University's Forest Village Apartments, which remained without power. Forest Village residents were relocated temporarily to Tower Suites.
About 340 students are residing on campus in preparation for the University's fall trimester. The majority of students will begin moving to campus Thursday, Aug. 25, and Northwest is confident it can accommodate those students. Fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 29.
Northwest's Crisis Response Team assembled and maintained communication throughout the storm, and continues to do so today.
University personnel are assessing damage throughout the day. More information will be released as it becomes available.
Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
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Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468