All classes at Troy University’s Alabama campuses will be closed starting at 5 p.m on Wednesday, March 17 due to the threat of severe weather. Beginning at 6 p.m., students will be able to shelter at the Trojan Center on Troy’s campus. Students who live in residence halls are encouraged to shelter there. Faculty and students will not be penalized for absences due to severe weather conditions. University officials are continuing to monitor the situation and additional updates will be provided as it develops. To stay up-to-date on the…Read More
Gallery: Storm damage in Troy
Troy was battered with severe weather for a second Sunday in a row, knocking down trees and leaving many without power last night. No injuries have been reported in Pike County, according to Mayor Jason Reeves. Reeves also said “several hundred” are still without power, as of Monday afternoon. The National Weather Service (NWS) in Birmingham is currently sending out surveying teams to assess the damage and confirm any tornadic activity. Large trees were knocked down on campus near Sorrell Chapel, and many trees have fallen in neighborhoods around Troy,…Read More
‘We were blessed not to be here:’ Tornado flips three mobile homes in Troy
Zach Henson Editor-in-Chief As the sun began breaking through the clouds less than two hours after a tornado ripped through parts of Troy, it did little but illuminate the damage for those whose homes were damaged or destroyed. A tornado warning was issued in Pike County at 6:45 a.m. Sunday, and soon after, reports of damage began to flow in from around the city of Troy. A Double Branch Lounge bus was thrown across Highway 231 and the AutoZone on Three Notch Street was badly damaged, but the worst came…Read More
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