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.