Hurricane Dorian is headed for Florida this weekend. It is expected to continue strengthening and could become a Category 4 hurricane in the next few days.
At the moment, university operations remain as scheduled.
Any member of the university community who would like to keep a vehicle on campus over the weekend is welcome to do so. Please park in the type of spot that the vehicle is registered for in one of the garages – not on the ground floor and not on the roof. All vehicles must be off the rooftops by 11 p.m. on Friday.
It is still too early to tell what kind of impact Dorian will have on South Florida. However, it’s important that the university community be prepared and take this seriously. Please monitor local media, look for updates from FIU through email and on social media, and pay attention to updates from the National Hurricane Center.
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. Faculty and staff should take today and Friday to make necessary preparations in offices and labs. 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 official updates from FIU emergency managers on your FIU email account. You may also consult news.fiu.edu for the latest. Please note that all official communication will be disseminated by the Division of External Relations, Strategic Communications and Marketing.
Please make good use of this time to prepare and take responsibility for your own safety.