Flood Aftermath Action

Assessing impact, providing support
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Our community members affected by Monday’s flood are at the forefront of our thoughts and concerns.

Because those we count on in any crisis were prepared and proactive, the impacts to our campus were quickly mitigated. Some of our off-campus students and community members did not fare as well. Homes in the area have been affected, and a number of student apartments are currently unfit for occupancy. We are working with the county to assess the impact to all members of our off-campus community.

Support for students, faculty and staff — both on and off campus — is available.

  • Flood assistance is available for students, faculty and staff today, Oct. 25, from 3 - 8 p.m. and tomorrow, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. in Room 322 (Trout Lake) of Plemmons Student Union. Staff and members of the American Red Cross will be on site to assess needs and provide referrals and resources.
  • For all students, the Office of the Dean of Students is open and eager to assist you — so reach out and let them know if you need assistance. Call 828-262-8284 or email dos@appstate.edu.
  • For faculty and staff who are managing unforeseen expenses, Human Resources manages an Emergency Loan Fund (PDF 167K) to assist employees with interest-free loans of up to $750. If you are an employee in need of this or any other type of assistance, reach out to Human Resources. Call 828-262-3187 or email bryande@appstate.edu.

We appreciate the response of Human Resources and the Office of the Dean of Students, and we are thankful for the overall well-being of our campus community.

Sheri N. Everts, Chancellor

Flood Assistance

In the aftermath of Monday’s flood, staff will be on site to assess needs and provide referrals and resources for faculty, staff and students.

Storms surge across campus; aftermath soggy, but safe and sound

A steady rain throughout the day Monday, Oct. 20, followed by mid-afternoon thunder, lightning and torrential rains, caused culverts to overflow, traffic snarls and rerouting, minor leaks in some Appalachian State University facilities and heavy flooding at off-campus housing.