Texas State cancels classes in wake of deluge


AFTER A DELUGE OF RAIN AND FLASH FLOODING IN SAN MARCOS, TEXAS STATE STUDENTS SENT COMPLAINT UPON COMPLAINT TO THE KXAN NEWSROOM – WONDERING WHY THE UNIVERSITY DIDN’T CANCEL CLASSES SOONER.KXAN’S KYLIE MCGIVERN TOOK THOSE CONCERNS TO SCHOOL LEADERS. SHANNON, THE MOST IMMEDIATE INFORMATION WE WANT TO GET OUT THERE IS LETTING PEOPLE KNOW EVENING CLASSES HAVE RESUMED AND BUSES RETURNED TO NORMAL SCHEDULED AT 4:00.>THIS WAS AFTER A HECTIC MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON WHERE THIS MAIN INTERSECTION LEADING UP TO TEXAS STATE, SESSOM AND UNIVERSITY WAS SHUT DOWN.>YOU CAN SEE WHY — WITH THE SAN MARCOS RIVER STILL RUSHING JUST INCHES BELOW THE BRIDGE. CLASSES WERE NOT CANCELED UNTIL 1 IN THE AFTERNOON.>AQUARENA SPRINGS DRIVE, ONE OF THE MAIN ROADS HEADING INTO CAMPUS WAS SHUT DOWN AS WELL, AND CAMPUS OFFICIALS SAY THAT’S WHEN THEY KNEW THEY HAD TO STOP THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC.>TEXAS STATE SAYS ITS ADMINISTRATORS COORDINATE WITH UNIVERSITY POLICE AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT WEATHER CONDITIONS AND PROJECTED FORECASTS, TELLING US STUDENT FACULTY AND STAFF SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT.>I ASKED IF NOW, LOOKING BACK, THE UNIVERSITY WOULD DO ANYTHING DIFFERENT IN THE FUTURE. JAYME BELASCHKE, TEXAS STATE (PIO)”IF YOU KNOW YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE FLOODING, YES, ABSOLUTELY. YOU KNOW, HINDSIGHT IS 20/20. WE ALWAYS BASE OUR DECISIONS WITH THE MOST UP-TO-DATE, MOST EFFECTIVE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE.” AND IT’S THAT INFORMATION TEXAS STATE SAYS THE UNIVERSITY WILL CONTINUE TO RELY ON, ADMITTING THE RAINFALL CERTAINLY EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS. IN SAN MARCOS,

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