University Monitoring Invest 99L

By UM News

University Monitoring Invest 99L

By UM News
The storm has the potential to intensify, and the University’s Crisis Decision Team will continue to monitor and assess the situation over the coming days.

Friday, August 26, 4:30 p.m.

The University of Miami continues to monitor Invest 99L, a tropical wave (a loosely organized area of thunderstorms) in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 370 miles SSE of Miami-Dade County. The National Hurricane Center has given Invest 99L a 30 percent chance of tropical cyclone formation over the next two days and 60 percent chance over the next five days (after it has passed South Florida).

Although it appears we are not facing an organized tropical cyclone, we are preparing for multiple days of strong-to-severe thunderstorms. The projected wind threat may have lessened, but the potential threat of extended excessive rainfall and localized flooding has increased.

At this time, all classes, events, and clinical activities are operating on a regular schedule, and there are no plans to reschedule or curtail overall operations. We do expect significant rainfall, so please check to ensure any specific event, particularly outdoor events, have not been postponed.

Portions of the Miami area are prone to street flooding. Do not walk or drive through water if you’re not sure of its depth and never walk or drive across a roadway that has water, of any depth, flowing over it.

The storm does still have the potential to intensify, and the University’s Crisis Decision Team will continue to monitor and assess the situation over the coming days. 

Throughout this weekend, members of the University community are urged to monitor the www.miami.edu/prepare, facebook.com/UMiamiENN, twitter.com/UMiamiENN, and the Emergency Information Hotline 800-227-0354 for the latest updates on University activities and operations that could be impacted by the storm.

Visit the UM Hurricane Preparedness website for more information.

ADDITIONAL STORM ALERT ADVISORIES WILL BE ISSUED IF WARRANTED BASED ON CHANGING CONDITIONS.

Emergency Notification Information

Faculty, staff, and students are asked to regularly monitor official communications issued by the University. When a situation warrants, mass text and voice messages and emails containing emergency information will be sent. The latest information is posted on the UM homepage and the Emergency Preparedness Web site at www.miami.edu/prepare.

Information is also available via the University’s Emergency Information Hotline at 1-800-227-0354. Emails will be sent in the form of dated Storm Alert advisories.

Campus Safety Phone Numbers

Life-Threatening Emergency at Any Campus: 911

Coral Gables Campus
UM Police Department: 305-284-6666
Facilities Work Orders: 305-284-8282

Miller School Campus
Public Safety Department: 305-243-6000
Facilities Work Orders: 305-243-6375, Option 1

Rosenstiel School Campus
Campus Safety: 305-710-7991
Facilities Work Orders: 305-421-4815


Thursday, August 25, 4:30 p.m.

The University of Miami administration is monitoring Invest 99L, a tropical wave (a loosely organized area of thunderstorms) in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 600 miles south-southeast of Miami-Dade County. Although models are indicating the tropical wave will continue in the general direction of South Florida, intensity forecasts remain uncertain. The University is receiving direct and frequent updates from National Weather Service Miami on the system.

The storm has the potential to intensify, and the University’s Crisis Decision Team will continue to monitor and assess the situation over the coming days.

At this time, all classes, events, and clinical activities are operating on a regular schedule, and there are no plans to reschedule or curtail operations.

Throughout this weekend, members of the University community are urged to monitor the www.miami.edu/prepare, facebook.com/UMiamiENN, twitter.com/UMiamiENN, and the Emergency Information Hotline 800-227-0354 for the latest updates on University activities and operations that could be impacted by the storm.

Now is the time to ensure you are ready to weather the storm and help the University recover after the storm. Visit the UM Hurricane Preparedness website for more information.

The following are some action guidelines for before, during, and after any storm:

Before

  • All members of the UM community should take steps to ensure that the University can communicate with you in case a storm or other emergency threatens our area. Make sure the University has your personal contact and emergency contact information.
    • Students: Go to Cane Link and confirm or update your information.
    • Faculty and Staff: Go to Workday and confirm or update your information.
    • Ensure you have an emergency kit with essential supplies you would need for a minimum of 72 hours after a disaster.
    • Back up all computer files on a cloud based or network storage solution.
    • Students living on-campus will receive additional information from staff in their residential colleges.
    • By close of business Friday, August 26, 2016, all employees and students should ensure their work area and homes are appropriately prepared. We also highly recommend you take pictures of your work space and home before any impacts.
    • Add your supervisor’s phone number and UM Emergency Information Hotline (800-227-0354) to your cell phone contacts.
    • Monitor Official UM Emergency Management Social Media Accounts: Facebook and Twitter
    • Supervisors and unit emergency planners should confirm through the UReady Continuity Planning System that their unit’s continuity plan is up-to-date and that all relevant emergency plans and policies are readily accessible.
    • Each unit’s human resources partner can use the “UM Emergency Contact Information” Report in Workday to provide management with the latest contact information for all employees in the unit. Printed copies of this report should be maintained by managers and a copy uploaded into UReady.

Ensure you are in a safe location well before storm winds are due to arrive.

During

  • Follow directions from your superior/University Officials.
  • Remain indoors.
  • Do not open exterior doors or windows.
  • Refrain from using alcohol or other impairing substances.

After

  • Students and employees should contact family members by any available means and advise them you are okay.
  • Employees are encouraged to check in with their supervisor or designee to inform him/her your status and where you can be reached.
  • Remain inside until local or University Officials say it’s safe to leave. The majority of storm fatalities happen after the storm. If you must go outside, be cautious of fallen objects and downed electric wires.
  • Students, faculty, or staff who are forced to evacuate or temporarily relocate to another area should notify the University of these changes.
  • Await further instructions from University Officials.
  • Check for updates at www.miami.edu/prepare 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. When a situation warrants, mass text and voice messages and emails containing emergency information will be sent. The latest information is posted on the UM homepage and the Emergency Preparedness Web site at www.miami.edu/prepare. Information is also available via the University’s Emergency Information Hotline at 1-800-227-0354. Emails will be sent in the form of dated Storm Alert advisories.

Campus Safety Phone Numbers

Life-Threatening Emergency at Any Campus: 911

Coral Gables Campus
UM Police Department: 305-284-6666
Facilities Work Orders: 305-284-8282

Miller School Campus
Public Safety Department: 305-243-6000
Facilities Work Orders: 305-243-6375, Option 1

Rosenstiel School Campus
Campus Safety: 305-710-7991
Facilities Work Orders: 305-421-4815


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