Regent University Announces School Closure in Anticipation of Florence

September 11, 2018. Virginia Beach, VA. Regent University has put out a Press Release that reads, “Due to potential impacts of Hurricane Florence, Regent University operations will close at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11 and reopen no earlier than Monday, September 17.”

The entire Press Release can be read here:

Regent goes on to state, “As Regent’s campus and surrounding areas prepare for severe winds, possible flooding due to prolonged rains, and power outages, all students living in on-campus housing are strongly encouraged to evacuate the Hampton Roads area by no later than Wednesday, September 12.”

Considering that there are over a million people in the Hampton Roads area, our sources to The Lantern & Shield Times are suggesting that people start to leave the Hampton Roads area today since there may be a grid lock on the Interstates leading out of the area. There are serval roads leading out, but the two main roads of concern are the I-64 corridor and Rt. 460.

As previously reported, the storm’s possible tracking is taking it more northwest than previously thought with the hurricane moving along the ridge of the Bermuda High, striking Central North Carolina or possibly the Outer Banks. If this occurs, it could set up Hampton Roads for high winds and massive flooding. The hurricane is predicted to go inland and possibly stalling for a day or two. This would in turn cause massive flooding inland.

Please note that the exact point of landfall cannot be determined until most likely Wednesday or Thursday. It could still move South or North. It could stay out at sea, but that is highly unlikely based on the projection models.

If you believe in prayer, now is the time to pray. Now is the time to prepare. Now is the time to evacuate.


The National Hurricane Center

Regent University Press Release

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Author: Joseph Lee

Joseph Lee is an entrepreneur who owns a “Christ Centered” business as well as he is the President and lead minister for Marketplace Evangelism Ministries, Inc. He most recently graduated from Liberty University Rawlings School of Divinity with a Masters in Pastoral Ministries. He was recently ordained and will continue to work as a co-vocational minister and businessman in the corporate world. In previous professions, Joseph was in law enforcement and was almost killed in the line of duty. It was then that he realized that God had spared his life and he was being called into the ministry. Joseph has also been involved in a music ministry and co-produced his solo album called “Shield of Faith” which is offered on iTunes. He also has a diverse background in acting and has appeared in a major motion picture as well as on several television shows on the Discovery Channel. God has changed his life in a way that he is on fire for Christ and shares the Gospel with all who are lost without hope. Joseph is the Managing Partner, an Editor, and a Contributor for The Lantern & Shield Times for Faith and other news stories.

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