UM Continues to Monitor Progress of Hurricane Sandy: Advisory 2

All classes, events, and clinical activities are operating on regular schedules, anticipated to continue.

Coral Gables (October 25, 2012) — (11:00 a.m.) The University of Miami administration continues to monitor the progress of Hurricane Sandy. At this time, all classes, events, and clinical activities are operating on regular schedules. It is anticipated that operations will continue on normal schedules for the remainder of Thursday and Friday.

Coastal areas are under a tropical storm warning, and inland areas of Southeast Florida are under a wind advisory. Local weather conditions will continue to deteriorate today, with a prolonged period of 20- to 35-mile-per-hour winds and higher occasional gusts. Depending on the proximity of rain bands, the area could receive one to three inches of rain through Friday night, when conditions are expected to begin improving.

Due to the weather we will experience, members of the University community are urged to allow extra time for their commute to campus and to exercise extra caution on the roads. Additionally, any loose items kept outside need to be secured.

Monitor local news for the latest information on current weather conditions.

Check for updates at or 1-800-227-0354.


Emergency Information Hotline is 1-800-227-0354
Faculty, staff, and students are asked to regularly monitor official communications issued by the University. The latest information is posted on the UM homepage and the Emergency Preparedness Web site at Information specific to the Miller School campus/UHealth can also be found at Information specific to the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science can be found at Information is also available at the University’s Emergency Information Hotline at 1-800-227-0354. Emails will be sent in the form of dated Storm Alert advisories.

All members of the UM community should take steps to ensure that the University can communicate with you in case a storm or some other emergency threatens our area. Make sure the University has your current contact information by verifying your profile (Personal, Address and Emergency/Evacuation Information) on myUM. When a situation warrants, mass text and voice messages and emails containing emergency information will be sent. After a storm: Students, faculty, or staff who are forced to evacuate or temporarily relocate to another area should notify the University of their new location and contact information by going to

Campus Safety Phone Numbers

Life-Threatening Emergency at Any Campus: 911

Coral Gables Campus
UM Police Department: 305-284-6666

Miller School Campus
Security Department: 305-243-6000

Rosenstiel School Campus
Campus Safety: 305-421-4766 or 305-710-7991

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