Members of the University Community,
As you know, Hurricane Florence is projected to impact the southeastern United States in the coming days. While it is still too early to know the course of the storm, we are taking necessary steps now, in coordination with our city, county, and state partners, to prepare for what could be a very serious situation. Flooding and strong winds, in particular, could pose severe problems for our area.
I urge each of you to plan for any personal needs over the next several days should power outages or other major problems arise. This includes keeping your electronic devices charged, ensuring you do not run out of important medications, and having an adequate supply of water and nonperishable food on hand. Please visit the FEMA website for additional information and resources.
The University’s Severe Weather Assessment Team will continue to monitor the situation, and additional updates about the storm and our preparations will be shared with the University community. As usual, any changes to the University’s academic operating schedule will be posted on the Operations Status Board. Changes related to the Health System will be posted on the Health System Status Board.
Patrick D. Hogan
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer