Post-Irma update #3: Green Library is open; 305-348-HELP call center opens on Wednesday

Hurricane Irma 2017

Dear members of the university community:

At FIU, we are well on our way to recovery and have been able to open the Green Library today (Tuesday, Sept 12). FIU students, faculty and staff will need a valid FIU ID to enter. The library has limited services but electricity, Wi-Fi and some computers are available.

For now, the Green Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are coming from off campus, please enter the campus through Southwest 8th Street and 112th Avenue and park in PG6. Please remember some areas of South Florida are still under a curfew.

The rest of MMC and all other FIU locations are still closed. Classes – including online classes—are still canceled until further notice.

On-campus residents

All MMC on-campus residents who sheltered on campus have returned to their rooms. Bayview evacuees are still at MMC.

Students who live on campus but spent the storm off campus should remain off campus until further notice.

Students who live at Bayview on Biscayne Bay Campus must remain off campus since BBC is closed while damage assessment takes place.

Call center

A call center will be open starting on Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions related to hurricane recovery and campus operations.

The call center number is 305-348-HELP (4357). You can call this number outside of the call center hours for recorded updates regarding university operations.

FIU-FAST

The FIU-FAST (Florida Advanced Surgical Transport) team has been deployed to assist the staff at West Kendall Baptist Hospital, which saw a large number of patients in their emergency room, in part due to the fact that doctors’ offices, urgent care centers and other medical service providers are closed.

We are proud to report that six physicians, four nurses and one paramedic from the FIU-FAST deployed with one of our mobile clinics to provide additional patient care treatment and have already seen more than 100 patients.

Athletics

All athletic events in Miami are canceled through Sunday. The football game at Indiana on Saturday, Sept. 16, also is canceled.

Monroe County evacuees

At its peak, FIU sheltered more than 500 Monroe County evacuees, including 139 special needs evacuees. The shelter is managed by Monroe County, the Florida Department of Health and the American Red Cross. We are working hard to create more humane conditions for evacuees. We are very pleased that this afternoon a group of jazz students and part of the FIU Marching Band will be at the Ocean Bank Convocation Center performing for evacuees.

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.

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