2020 Storm Update

August 12, 2020

Dear Grinnellians,

With the announcement late yesterday afternoon from the Poweshiek County Emergency Management Agency that Saturday, August 15 was the “earliest and best-case scenario” for a restoration of electrical power, Grinnell College’s Emergency Operations Team has turned its attention to longer-term planning and support. As available, updates will be provided and posted at https://www.grinnell.edu/2020stormrecovery.

Non-essential business operations remain suspended. We are working on support for faculty and staff who are currently teaching and preparing courses. 

The College is partnering with the county on relief services and will be coordinating all the generous offers of help and support that have been pouring in from our community.

In the meantime, we highly recommend the following local Facebook groups and web sites for information and connection to resources: 

Facebook groups/pages

Community websites

Thank you to Dining Services for feeding both on- and off- campus students last night, and to Facilities Management for their assessment and clean-up of the damage – and to all of you for reaching out to each other as we all work to figure things out.

We will be back in touch with you this afternoon with the College’s plan for support.  And please continue to check the College’s 2020 Storm Recovery site for updates.

All the best,

Anne F. Harris



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