ECU Classes Resume Wednesday; Repairs $1 Million

After two days of being closed because of the hurricane, East Carolina University will resume classes on Wednesday.

Spokeswoman Mary Schulken said fallen trees and limbs have been removed, parking lots have been cleared and minor repairs performed on campus buildings. The university says it estimates cost of repairs to the campus will be about $1,000,000.

ECU Physicians will operate on a normal schedule as well.

Most of the nearly two dozen students displaced from Greene residence hall by a break in a storm drain pipe have returned to their rooms. Five students have been relocated to other residence halls until repairs are complete.


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East Carolina University is currently assessing damage from Hurricane Irene. Facilities crews are currently out on the campus.

The storm hit as a category one hurricane Saturday, bringing strong winds and rain to Greenville and the rest of Eastern Carolina.

A decision on classes and other campus operations for Monday will be made later today.

Some residence halls had roof damage and water damage. They had to relocate some students who had damage in their dorms. There is damage and water in some other buildings on campus as well.

Several trees were reported down around campus, including a huge tree on Fifth Street that runs along campus.

No injuries were reported at ECU, according to spokesman John Durham. He does not expect the university will have information about the cost of the damage done for some time.

ECU closed several parking lots in advance of the storm with the hopes of opening them on Monday morning.


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