Hurricane Isaias Updates

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Update: July 31, 12:00 p.m.

Occasionally, tropical storms and hurricanes can be an unfortunate reality in Florida. Hurricane season occurs annually from June 1st through November 30th, and the university has established procedures to keep students, staff, and faculty safe.  

The Southeastern Emergency Response Team (SERT) is closely monitoring the latest weather forecasts in regard to Hurricane Isaias in order to prepare the SEU community, as needed. The SERT team is composed of multiple departmental leaders who are able to make preparations to secure and prepare the campus.  

As of Friday morning, the center of Isaias is expected to move near or over the southeastern Bahamas today. Isaias is forecasted to be in the central Bahamas tonight and to move near or over the northwestern Bahamas and near or east of the Florida peninsula on Saturday and Sunday. Isaias has maximum sustained winds near 80 mph with higher gusts. Some strengthening is possible today, and Isaias is expected to remain a hurricane for the next few days. Hurricane-force winds extend up to 45 miles from the center and topical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles.   

While we are not expecting any impact to the SEU campus, Florida could start to feel the impacts of the storm late on Saturday. However, at this time, it is difficult to predict the exact trajectory of the storm. 

For more information about hurricane preparedness, visit https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes.  

The SERT team will continue to regularly monitor and communicate with the SEU community. Campus communication will be via the home page of SEU.edu (you may refer back to this link for the latest updates), via email, and social media.