As was the case for many in the Northeast, the seminary campus was hit hard yesterday in the ice storm. We opened two hours late but had to close the school after Chapel and lunch at the request of security because it was too dangerous.
Trees, branches, power lines, and other utility lines were coming down at such a rapid rate it was alarming. Some branches and trees fell onto or scraped against buildings, taking down lights, gutters, and trim. At least four major trees fell or were uprooted and scores of large and smaller branches were strewn all over the campus taking utility lines down with them.
Our maintenance and security teams have done another heroic job in keeping us safe during a series of storms. There was hardly a sidewalk that was passable yesterday morning. Now all are cleared.
Thank God there have been no injuries or power outages even though many of our staff and faculty who live off campus do not have power.
Hurricanes have not done as much damage. It is a little overwhelming to see how much clean up and repair need to be done. Please keep us and all in the Northeast who are without power in this cold weather in your prayers.
In Christ Jesus,
President Philip Krey