UMW Closed Through Noon, Tuesday, Oct. 30

All classes at the University of Mary Washington have been canceled through Tuesday, Oct. 30 at noon. All administrative offices are closed on the Fredericksburg, Stafford and Dahlgren campuses until noon on Tuesday. All University activities and events are canceled during that time. A decision on the operating status for Tuesday afternoon will be announced by 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

The university is monitoring the path and potential impact of Hurricane Sandy.  Current forecasts place the storm in the vicinity of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area through tomorrow.  There is the potential for localized flooding from heavy rainfall, wind damage, and power outages.

University Police can be reached by dialing 4444 (emergency) from any university phone or (540) 654-1025 (non-emergency) by cell phone.

Please monitor the University’s website at umw.edu or call the Information Hotline at (540) 654-2424 for further announcements.

For more information on Emergency Procedures at the University, please refer to http://www.umw.edu/safety/emergency/default.php.  UMW Weather information is available at umwva.alerteagle.com <http://www.umwva.alerteagle.com>.

For residential students:

The University’s Emergency Operations Team (EOT) has been activated and is engaged in storm preparation for the campus. For more information on Emergency Procedures at the University, please refer to http://www.umw.edu/safety/emergency/default.php.

We urge all members of the UMW community to consider the following ways to prepare for the potential impact of this storm:

*   Monitor weather and news channels (television or radio) for up to date information.

*   Consider keeping non-perishable food, water, a flashlight, and medications on hand in the event of a power outage or regional flooding that prevents travel.

*   Allow additional travel time to and from campus and plan activities accordingly.

*   Have a contact plan with family and friends in advance, for communication and follow-up.

For more information on Emergency Procedures at the University, please refer to http://www.umw.edu/safety/emergency/default.php. UMW Weather information is available at umwva.alerteagle.com<http://www.umwva.alerteagle.com>.

 

 

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