Tracking Dorian: UNF crisis management sends out alert

Lianna Norman, Editor in Chief

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On Wednesday morning, the UNF Crisis Management Team sent out an update on their preparation as now-Tropical Storm Dorian is anticipated to near the coast of Jacksonville on Sunday morning. According to the report, for now UNF will continue to operate as normal.

The alert stated that the Crisis Management Team is closely tracking the storm due to the possible upgrade in its strength as it approaches Jacksonville.

“At this time, the University continues to operate on a normal schedule. Physical Facilities has been preparing the campus by clearing storm drains, which will help alleviate standing water. Should a change in the weather impact University operations, alerts will be provided through multiple channels, including UNF email communication, text and phone, Safe Ospreys App, social media, and the UNF home page at unf.edu. For the many ways we communicate emergency messages, visit our Emergency Management web page. Now is also a good time to get the UNF Safe Ospreys app for smart phones, so you can stay updated on safety issues and weather concerns; get information to download the Safe Ospreys App. As a reminder, UNF has information online regarding storm safety for students. You can find useful information for preparing your dorm room, personal kit and evacuation plans. A resource for monitoring the storm can be found at the National Hurricane Center and storm preparedness via the Red Cross,” the alert said.

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