Isaac Damage Repair Forces Delgado Community College To Delay Class Resumption Until Wednesday

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Delgado Community College has delayed for a day the resumption of classes after Hurricane Isaac because it needs to finish storm-related repairs to its air-conditioning, computer, telephone and electrical systems, spokesman Tony Cook said. Classes were supposed to reconvene Tuesday, but he said "lingering problems" with those systems at the school's eight sites throughout the New Orleans area convinced school officials Monday that they should put off until Wednesday the first post-storm day of classes.

Those repairs should be finished Tuesday, said Cook, adding that the damage was "the kind of thing you could expect in this kind of storm."

Although classes at Delgado won't resume until Wednesday, training sessions at the college's Fire, Maritime and Industrial Training Center never stopped during Isaac, Cook said.

The center doesn't work with Delgado students but with people such as firefighters and offshore oil workers, whose employers pay for the specialized instruction, he said.

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