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Hurricane Sandy update


4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

FIU emergency managers continue to monitor Hurricane Sandy as it travels north over the Bahamas. South Florida’s coastal areas remain under a tropical storm warning.

While South Florida is not expected to be impacted directly by Sandy, it is likely that our area will continue to experience increased winds and rain on Friday and Saturday.

At this time all university operations are expected to proceed as scheduled. However, everyone should exercise caution, stay alert to weather updates and allow for additional travel time.

Thank you.

8:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012

The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning for parts of Southeast Florida in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy, which is forecasted to travel north from Jamaica.

While South Florida is not expected to be directly impacted by Sandy, our area could experience increased winds and rain on Thursday and Friday.

At this time all university operations are expected to proceed as scheduled. However, everyone should exercise caution, stay alert to weather updates and allow for additional travel time.

If you haven’t already done so, this is a good time to become familiar with FIU’s emergency communications plan. Although the focus is on hurricanes at this time of year, it is important for you to know that FIU plans for all types of emergencies that may affect the university community. An important part of that plan is our redundant communication systems. Depending on the situation, some or all of these communication vehicles may be activated:

· FIU Alerts (text messages)
· Informacast (phones in classrooms/offices and outdoor speakers)
· Email messages to your FIU account
· Updates on the FIU homepage www.fiu.edu  and on http://news.fiu.edu
· Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/floridainternational
· Twitter, http://twitter.com/fiunews
· FIU Help Line: 305-FIU-HELP (305-348-4357)
· Local news media

As soon as possible after an emergency, you should establish contact with your colleagues and supervisor. Good planning makes for increased safety and quicker recovery.

Additional information and useful preparedness links can be found at http://dem.fiu.edu