Hurricane Irma Update #3

Hurricane Irma 2017

Dear members of the university community:

Now that FIU is closed and each of you has gone home to prepare for the effects of Hurricane Irma, it is a good time to focus on safety and start thinking about post-event recovery.

The most important part of being ready, is being informed. Please monitor local media and watch for National Hurricane Center updates.

Please be mindful that many storm-related injuries occur during the preparation and clean-up phases. Take steps to be safe and use proper protective equipment. All preparations must be completed by end of day on Friday, as the weather is expected to worsen by Saturday morning.

Please note that there will be no access to campus buildings as of Thursday morning. Buildings will be locked and access cards will not work.

As a reminder, members of the university community who would like to leave a personal vehicle in a campus garage to protect it from the storm, may park in the Blue Garage (PG2) (levels 2-4), PG5 and PG6 (levels 3-6) by 7 p.m. on Friday, when FIU police will shut down all access to the campus. Please understand that after the storm, the campus may be closed and the vehicle may not be readily accessible.

After the storm passes

Once the storm has passed, faculty and staff are asked to make every effort to communicate with their supervisor to let them know you are ok. As you assess the effects of the storm, please be careful and do not take chances with standing water, which may be deep, contaminated or electrified.

Please remember that official information about FIU is being communicated through email, FIU’s official social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter), on the university’s news site and through local media. You may also call 305-348-HELP (4357) for updates.

Thank you for your attention and your active participation in keeping the university community safe and prepared.


Keep calm and take care!

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