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Storm Causes Damage on Campus


Wind-toppled tree awaits removal outside Klump Academic Center early Thursday evening.
Wind-toppled tree awaits removal outside Klump Academic Center early Thursday evening.
A typically efficient General Services crew makes quick work of cleanup.
A typically efficient General Services crew makes quick work of cleanup.

No one was injured when a powerful storm moved through the area late Thursday afternoon, downing trees on the north side of Penn College’s main campus and damaging the roof of the Klump Academic Center. An apparent “microburst” was responsible for uprooting a large tree on the west side of the Academic Center, scattering large branches and downing smaller trees at the college’s West Third Street parking lot. Crews from General Services were on the scene immediately after the storm and again before 5 a.m. Friday; they cleared away much of the tree debris. Trees or branches struck two vehicles, but it appears that little or no damage resulted from those impacts. The minor damage to the roof of the Academic Center has been repaired. Minor damage to siding in The Village is being assessed.
Photos by Elliott Strickland Jr., chief student affairs officer

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