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Louisiana Tech closed April 26, sports complex suffers extensive damage

Source: KNOE
Source: KNOE(KNOE)
Published: Apr. 25, 2019 at 12:03 PM CDT
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According to tweets sent out by Louisiana Tech University, the campus will be closed Friday, April 26 due to damage caused by severe weather. However, food service at Tech Table is open Thursday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Louisiana Tech University President Les Guice says no students suffered major injuries, but there is a lot of damage and debris across the campus. He says a lot of the residential facilities are damaged. The athletic facilities are essentially unusable.

All students are accounted for. Guice says they will make provisions for students who live off campus and lost their homes.

Gov. Edwards says the school plans to help students recover from the storm. He asks students who need assistance in some way contact the school to get that assistance.

LaTech's sports facilities suffered extensive damage, which can be seen in the photos below.

First responders also worked to free seven students trapped inside a building when trees fell on the entrance. All the students are okay.

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