RUSTON, La. (KNOE) - 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.
UPDATE: Classes are canceled, and campus is closed tomorrow.— Louisiana Tech University (@LATech) April 25, 2019
Food service at Tech Table is open today (April 25) and tomorrow (April 26) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Campus community,— Louisiana Tech University (@LATech) April 25, 2019
There will be a meeting today at 3:30 p.m. in the Wyly Tower Auditorium for all students.
We look forward to seeing you with an update on the storm damage.
Thanks for your attention.
Update: AVFest has been postponed this weekend. We will notify everyone as to rescheduling.— Louisiana Tech University (@LATech) April 25, 2019
First responders also worked to free seven students trapped inside a building when trees fell on the entrance. All the students are okay.
Our student-athletes and student body are safe, which is our main concern.— LA Tech Sports (@LATechSports) April 25, 2019
We are still in shock over the devastation to our city and our campus.
Thank you to everyone for the thoughts and prayers. We are still assessing the damage our facilities, but we CAN and WILL rebuild. pic.twitter.com/PMzwXqe7dk