9/16/18 Sunday 11:00 PM
Today, Laurinburg and Scotland County experienced significant amounts of rain and some flooding in various parts of our local community. On the St. Andrews campus Lake Moore overflowed its banks in several low lying areas resulting in water entering the ground floors of the Morgan Jones Science Center, the Belk Student Center and the Morgan Liberal Arts Building. All residence halls and other academic and athletic buildings remain dry and well above water levels.
However, power was lost to the campus at approximately 5:30pm, but efforts are underway to restore it. St. Andrews has joined with county officials for the St. Andrews PE Building to be used as an evacuation site for local citizens who are experiencing flood waters in their homes, and the county crews have already set up generators and lights.
All students on campus are safe and dry in their residence halls. Our food service is set up to feed students and staff tomorrow while we wait for power to be restored. Another update will be forthcoming tomorrow morning.
Paul Baldasare, President