Hurricane Irma Update #1

Hurricane Irma, currently churning east of the Leeward Islands, is expected to continue strengthening and could become a category 4 hurricane in the next few days. Please monitor local media and pay attention to updates from the National Hurricane Center.

University operations remain as scheduled.

In the next day or two, the possible impact of Hurricane Irma to our area will be more predictable. FIU emergency managers are monitoring Irma and making appropriate preparations, should the storm impact South Florida. Likewise, please take this time to review and finalize your personal hurricane plan, make preparations at home and purchase necessary supplies.

Hurricane preparation may be a new experience for many members of our university community. For tips on what to do, please visit the FIU Department of Emergency Management website or Miami-Dade County’s Hurricane guide.

Please note that FIU has a communication protocol in place to keep the community informed about university operations during emergencies, including hurricanes. Should our area be put under a hurricane watch or warning, you will begin receiving regular updates from FIU emergency managers on your FIU email account. You may also consult for the latest.

Please make good use of this time to prepare and take responsibility for your own safety.