April 30, 2011 at 1:01 AM CDT - Updated June 15 at 9:57 AM
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WSFA)
Power has now been mostly restored to the UA campus. As a result, the University will return to normal business operations on Monday. Employees whose normal work schedule includes weekends should talk to their supervisors for further instructions.
As a result of storm damage to water distribution infrastructure in east Tuscaloosa, water pressure has been reduced to a level below that which is required to assure water quality. For this reason, the City of Tuscaloosa is asking all residents who live east of McFarland Boulevard and south of the Black Warrior River to boil water before its use.
The City of Tuscaloosa has issued a curfew for affected areas from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday, April 29, and from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. going forward. We ask all members of the UA community to comply with this curfew.
Shuttles to the Birmingham airport have begun for any students needing transportation to fly home. More information is available by calling 348-RIDE.
Because of the number of injuries, please consider donating blood. You can donate blood at anyAmerican Red Cross location and designate it for Tuscaloosa. This is one of the most important actions we can take to help those affected in the Tuscaloosa area
Members of the UA community who would like to offer assistance may continue to sign up to volunteer at St. Matthias Church at 2310 Skyland Blvd. Those who desire to contribute to community relief efforts may also contact the local chapters of the American Red Cross and the United Way.
The UA Acts of Kindness Fund has been established to support an emergency-assistance program for UA employees and students. Anyone who is interested in contributing to the UA Acts of Kindness Fund may donate online here.
Students and parents who have questions may call UA's emergency call center at 348-1001 or 877-408-1001. Hours on Saturday will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Continue to monitor http://www.ua.edu for the latest information.