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FIU monitoring weather system that could impact South Florida this weekend

FIU monitoring weather system that could impact South Florida this weekend

The following memo was sent to the university community on July 28.

July 29, 2020 at 9:48am

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a system that is forecast to strengthen and become Tropical Storm Isaias. The weather system is moving toward the Caribbean Sea and could impact South Florida this weekend. 

The high incidence of COVID-19 in South Florida makes it critical that every member of the university community reviews and finalizes their hurricane plan as soon as possible. If you have not done so already, please secure your supplies today to avoid crowds that tend to form due to last-minute storm preparations.

Students who are living in on-campus housing should remain alert and look for instructions from the housing team.

Review FIU’s emergency procedures

Please become familiar with the university’s emergency procedures – which apply to all potential hazards – and be an active participant in your own safety by staying alert to messages from university and local officials.

We have an emergency notification system known as FIU Alert that will alert you through some or all of the following channels of communication:

  • Text messages (only issued in the event of imminent danger)
  • Informacast (phones in classrooms and outdoor speakers)
  • Email messages to your FIU account: Your FIU email and local media will be your source of information for all FIU hurricane-related information.
  • Updates on the FIU homepage and
  • Social media: Facebook and Twitter
  • FIU Help Line: 305-FIU-HELP (305-348-4357)

If you are new to South Florida, there are resources available online and we urge you to review them to make sure you are ready.

Please take the necessary steps today and stay safe.