Tropical Storm Erika
To: Faculty, Staff and Students
From: Chief Linda Stump-Kurnick, Assistant Vice President of Public and Environmental Safety
Re: Tropical Storm Erika
As we enter our first weekend of the fall semester, Tropical Storm Erika churns in the Caribbean with a possible track to Florida.
The storm’s intensity and path remain uncertain as of this afternoon, but it is important that we take a few minutes to share what the university is doing in preparation for the storm, as well as remind you of a few precautionary steps you should take.
University of Florida officials will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Erika through the weekend, staying in close contact with state and local emergency officials.
Any announcements regarding UF’s response to the storm, including schedule changes or cancellations, will be made through official UF channels. Please check your email and monitor the UF homepage www.ufl.edu for up-to-date information.
Parts of Florida could begin to experience heavy rain and wind by late Sunday into Monday, though the stormy conditions are not expected to affect the Gainesville area until Tuesday based on current forecasts. If you plan to travel to South Florida this weekend, please be mindful of changing weather conditions.
Current forecast updates are available online from WRUF-TV at 20 and 50 minutes past each hour at http://ufweather.org/watch.
UF emergency preparedness information is available on Twitter by following @UFPublicSafety.
Thank you for being our safety partners and have a good weekend.