Hurrican Earl Update -- Friday, Sept. 3 -- 10:20 a.m.

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Severe weather advisory #2 
Friday, September 3, 2010 -- 10:20 a.m. 

The University's Emergency Management Team continues to monitor Hurricane Earl and prepare for the storm's arrival in the area. 

Hurricane Earl continues on a track toward the SouthCoast. A Hurricane Warning remains effect for the Dartmouth area. The leading edge of the storm is expected to arrive on the SouthCoast early Friday evening with the most intense part of the storm arriving around midnight. 

CLASSES 

All morning and afternoon classes are running as scheduled. Regular and PCE classes beginning at 6 p.m. or later are cancelled. All regular and PCE classes should be released by 6 p.m. 

Students and faculty should use their best judgment concerning class attendance, based on their individual circumstances (commuting time, location of their home, highway and bridge closures, etc.) concerning travel to campus. Any student with a major concern about travelling from campus to home should contact the Department of Public Safety at 508.999.9191. 

Students who plan not to attend a class due to weather-related circumstances should send an email detailing their circumstances to their faculty member. 

Faculty who cannot meet a class scheduled for this afternoon because of commuting issues must follow their department's notification procedure for alerting students that they will not meet the class. 

SEEK SHELTER 

All persons should plan to be sheltered by 8 p.m. Friday for the duration of the storm. 

All windows should be closed and locked. (Students leaving for the weekend should be sure to do this before they leave.) 

Electrical devices should be moved away from windows. 

All items (bikes, grills, and sporting equipment, etc.) should be removed from exterior ledges and areas immediately outside of the residence halls. 

BE AWARE OF RIP CURRENTS AT THE BEACH 

Strong rip currents and high waves will make swimming at beaches particularly dangerous today and over the next few days. 

PROTECT SENSITIVE RESEARCH MATERIALS 

All researchers should move critical and sensitive materials into environments connected to emergency power sources to protect against loss in the event of a power outage. 

FOOD SERVICE 

The Resident Dining Hall will be open until 7 p.m. Friday and will reopen for Saturday brunch at 11 a.m. 

Birch Hall will be available for services until 9 p.m. Friday rather than 3 a.m. 

Maple Ridge and Oak Glen retail locations will be closed. 

Carts and Campus Center retail locations will close at normal hours. 

ACTIVITIES 

The Circus Fire Show planned for Friday evening has been postponed. 

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Please report any emergencies to the Department of Public Safety at 508-999-9191. 

Further information is available at the National Hurricane Center of NOAA at http://www.noaawatch.gov/2010/tc_at07.php 

Please continue to check your email and umassd.edu for updates. 


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