UM Continues to Monitor Progress of Hurricane Sandy: Advisory 3

(October 26, 2012) — (9:15 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 Friday, and this evening’s Miami Heat game, for which UM United Way supporters received tickets, will be played as scheduled.

Coastal areas are under a tropical storm warning, and inland areas of Southeast Florida are under a wind advisory. Locally we will continue to experience prolonged periods of 20- to 35-mile-per-hour winds and higher occasional gusts. Rain showers are likely throughout the day, with the possibility of occasional thunderstorms. The most severe weather is expected midday until sundown tonight.

Due to the weather we will experience, members of the University community are urged to allow extra time while driving and to exercise extra caution on the roads. When using Metrorail, stand at the center of platform, and follow all transit staff instructions.

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

Check for updates at http://www.miami.edu/prepare or 1-800-227-0354.

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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 http://www.miami.edu/prepare. Information specific to the Miller School campus/UHealth can also be found at http://www.security.med.miami.edu. Information specific to the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science can be found at http://www.rsmas.miami.edu. 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 https://recover.miami.edu.

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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