Hurricane Harvey

This message is being posted at 7:50 PM on Friday August 25, 2017.

 

At this time we are not experiencing any rain or other signs of a need to evacuate.  We have arranged for an evacuation site in northern Walker County if it is needed.  We are currently on location and safe.

 

This message was posted at 11:06 AM on Saturday August 26, 2017.

 

At this time we are experiencing rain, but no other signs of a need to evacuate.  Our evacuation location in northern Walker County is still secure as well.  We are still currently on location and safe.

 

This message is being posted at 4:39 PM on Saturday August 26, 2017.

 

At this time the rain has temporarily stopped, with no signs of flooding or any other need to evacuate in the immediate area of our campus.  The other location is still secure as well.

 

 

This message is being posted at 11:47 AM on Sunday August 27, 2017.

 

At this time there is some flash flooding reported in Walker County, but it is not affecting staff or Administrators from being able to get to the campus.  We are still on campus and safe from the inclement weather.  Also our evacuation site is still safe from the inclement weather as well, and all freeways in the area are able to be driven on without any immediate danger.

 

This message is being posted at 5:17 PM on Sunday August 27, 2017.

 

At this time we are still safe and on campus.  There is flash flooding reported in the outlying areas of Huntsville, but none in our immediate area.  We still have power, water, phones, and Internet on campus.  If you are watching the news, they are currently releasing water from Lake Conroe.  Since we are north of Lake Conroe this does not affect us.  The GCTC family sends out prayers to all those more affected by Harvey than we are.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This message is being posted at 3:32 PM on Monday August 28, 2017.

 

Last night we lost our primary power, and were limited to our critical areas with generators, including dorms.  We got it back before lunch today, and never lost phones, Internet, or water.  We are still safe on campus.  I am going to upload some pictures of the campus that I took on Sunday evening and have a link for it at the bottom of the page.  Our students went to a modified school schedule for the day, but went to school as they normally would on a work day.  All students were transitioned to the school in vans.

 

This message is being posted at 10:03 PM on Monday August 28, 2017.

 

We have been monitoring the situation closely, and our water on campus appears to be subsiding at the moment.  We still have all utilities, and we are still on campus and safe.  Our evacuation site is still safe as well.

 

This message is being posted at 8:45 AM on Tuesday August 29, 2017.

 

The school day is kicking off as scheduled this morning.  Students are still being transported by vans.  The rain has slowed to a slow sprinkle.  All flash flooding on campus has subsided for the most part.  We are still safe on campus.  Our evacuation site is still safe as well.

 

This message is being posted at 12:00 PM on Tuesday August 29, 2017 at 12:00 PM.

 

Our school day has been going almost completely as normally scheduled this weekend.  We do have staff that were evacuated over the past few days, and our prayers go out to them and all of our Texas neighbors that were affected by Harvey over the weekend, especially those who have lost everything.  We plan to be on our full regular schedule by tomorrow.  I will post pictures of the campus later this afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This message is being posted at 3:15 PM on Tuesday August 29, 2017.

 

Everything is running smooth on the GCTC campus.  All students are in most normal programming at this time.  Our evacuation site is still clear as well as any flooding or debris that would make us not able to get there.  Over the past few days we have had some trees fall on the road leading up to campus, but our Maintenance Team was able to get them all clear throughout the storm so staff could get to and from work, and to keep the evacuation path clear.  We do not anticipate having to evacuate the campus with the current weather forecast, but the Administrative Team is continuing to monitor Harvey throughout the week.  We will continue to post on here daily until the weekend, unless something major changes between now and then.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This picture was taken on Tuesday August 29, 2017 at about 7:45 PM.

 

The first sunset we have seen in days!  You can even see the blue sky's to the left.  It looks like we are almost completely in the clear.

 

This message was posted on Wednesday August 30, 2017 at about 9:41 AM.

 

All regularly scheduled activities are happening today.  It is overcast, but not raining.  Almost all waters on campus have subsided.

 

 

 

 

Sunday evening pictures

Tuesday afternoon Pictures

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