UNO, SUNO and Delgado cancel classes because of severe weather _lowres

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--University of New Orleans students leave campus as classes are canceled after New Orleans Police and UNO Police put the school on lockdown after a police chase ended and two suspects bailed from the car in New Orleans, La. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. One suspect is in custody with one still being sought.

Three New Orleans universities cancelled classes Monday as severe weather made its way through New Orleans.

The University of New Orleans, Southern University at New Orleans and Delgado Community College shut down classes during the day as heavy thunderstorms and high winds continued to threaten the New Orleans metro area.

UNO said on its Twitter account that classes were cancelled until further notice. The university released nonessential personnel and as of 11 a.m., night classes were still scheduled.

Delgado said classes were cancelled until 4:30 p.m. The college said employees would remain at work on their regular schedules until further notice.

It is not clear when SUNO will resume classes.

Meanwhile, Tulane University’s Howard Tilton Memorial Library was without power just before 11 a.m. Both Tulane and Dillard University have asked students and faculty to stay put until further notice, though neither has officially cancelled classes. Loyola University also has not cancelled classes, a spokesman said.

New Orleans was under a tornado warning until just before noon Monday. The warning covered most of Orleans, Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes. Officials asked residents to stay indoors and to take cover in an interior room of a building away from areas that flying debris could hit.