Concordia College Alabama in Selma, Ala., evacuated some 70 students to a local hotel Tuesday, Sept. 4, because of flash flooding caused by heavy rains.
Concordia President Rev. Dr. Tilahun Mendedo said the college is doing everything it can to “make sure” all students are safe. Both the east and west parts of the campus were flooded, but evacuations were necessary only on the east campus where two dormitories had minor, first-floor flooding and another had second-floor water damage because of a leaking roof.
Classes at the college are expected to resume on Wednesday, Sept. 5.
Streets in Selma were covered with up to 3 feet of water after an all-night rain that “overwhelmed the drainage system,” according to Assistant Selma Fire Chief Mark Walker.
No injuries related to the flooding were reported and most of the floodwater had receded by late afternoon.
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