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Water, water everywhere

Written by Amber Smith


Amid a flash flood warning and threats of a nearby river overflowing, VSU canceled all classes that started at or after 5 p.m. on Monday.

During the time that students were required to attend classes, they trudged around campus with umbrellas, rain boots and jackets hoping to fend off the pouring rain outside.

A flash flood warning was in effect from 1 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday. Valdosta received 2.87 inches of rainfall, according to weather.com. This was over a quarter of the week’s precipitation and approximately one-third of the month’s precipitation in one day.

This heavy rain followed a weekend of rain during which the city received 2.44 inches of rain on Friday and 1.98 inches on Saturday.

The rain cleared by Tuesday and the University reopened for a normal schedule. Valdosta City and Lowndes County Schools remained closed on Tuesday, as did Wiregrass Georgia Technical College.

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  1. What an incredible article, go VSU! D3 Football champs! I was one of the 100 people who went! We should move to the SEC! #GoingToVSUBecauseUCantGetIntoUGA


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