Temple University’s Ambler campus is believed to have been struck by the tornado that came through Upper Dublin and Horsham earlier this week. Since then the campus has been closed and students are taking classes online and staff is working remotely. This closure is expected to last until September 10th.
In a social media post made today, the university provided an update on the ongoing work to reopen the campus. From the post:
There has been an army of people from University Operations, multiple tree and roof companies, restoration services and our Ambler Arboretum team on site since the tornado swept through campus. They have been working tirelessly to get the campus open as soon as possible!
The buildings and landscape are being evaluated for safety. In the days to come, many different contractors will continue to be on site working through repairs.
Your concern and continued support of Temple Ambler has truly been uplifting! While we know many of you would like to come to campus to help out, only essential personnel are permitted on campus at this time.
There will definitely be opportunities to support campus in the days ahead. You will be an integral part of the effort as we
On Friday, September 3rd, Temple University President Jason Wingard toured the campus with members of the cabinet to survey the damage.
More to come.
Photos: Temple University