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Hurricane Dorian: Update No. 1
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Hurricane Dorian: Update No. 1

August 28, 2019 at 3:00pm

The FIU administration sent the following message to the university community Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 3 p.m.

Hurricane Dorian, currently approaching Puerto Rico, could make landfall in Florida as a Category 3 hurricane this holiday weekend. Please monitor local media and pay attention to updates from the National Hurricane Center.

University operations remain as scheduled. The most important thing you can do today is make sure you and your family are ready and stay alert to weather updates and communication from the university. On-campus residents will receive specific instructions from the Department of Housing and Residential Life at MMC and Bayview management at BBC.    

In the next day or two, the possible impact of Dorian to our area will be more predictable. FIU emergency managers are monitoring the storm and making appropriate preparations. 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.