Tuesday, June 7th, 2016, 8:00am EDT Status: Business as Usual

Status:  Business As Usual

Message:  Tropical Storm has cleared Florida.  We are thankful it was a non-event at Webber International University, bringing us a bit of much needed rain.  Everyone and everything is safe and sound.

A reminder that Webber’s mass alert siren is not sounded for watches or warnings…  except for the weekly 2pm Wednesday 2 wail test, it is activated ONLY in the event of true emergency, and should this siren sound everyone should seek shelter immediately.

As a  further reminder, to subscribe to Webber’s free emergency text notification system, simply text the word Webber to 888777 or visit http://www.Nixle.com (our zip code is 33827).

Message ID: 2016-5

Posted date, time, by, and authority of:  Tuesday, June 7, 2016 8:00 EDT, by the president on his own authority.

Monday, June 6, 2016 8:00 EDT: Status: Monitoring TS Colin, Rain Expected, Business as Usual

Status:  Business As Usual

Message:  Webber International University is monitoring Tropical Storm Colin.

Based on the best forecasts available to us, it appears that we will be getting some much needed rain, perhaps more rapidly than we might have hoped.  Our area is currently under a flood watch.

Based on these same forecasts, we are also anticipating a windier than normal day.

We urge the community to stay aware of the weather and surroundings .

While based on the forecasts available to us we are not expecting tropical storm force winds, tornados are a concern in Florida for most of the year, and tropical weather intensifies this concern.  A reminder that Webber’s mass alert siren is not sounded for watches or warnings… it is activated only in the event of true emergency, and should this siren sound everyone should seek shelter immediately (ground floor hallways of Grace and Camilla dorms have long served as emergency shelter area).

As a  further reminder, to subscribe to Webber’s free emergency text notification system, text the word Webber to 888777.

Message ID: 2016-4

Posted date, time, by, and authority of:  Monday June 6, 2016 8:00 EST, by the president on his own authority.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 7:58pm: Widespread Power Outage

Status:  Wide Spread Power Outage

Message:  Webber is part of a large power outage affecting many customers.  Power crews are on the scene and estimate that power will be restored no later than 9:30pm (we are hoping for earlier).

For details and latest status, you can visit the power company’s outage site at: http://outagemap.duke-energy.com/fl/default.html

As a reminder, to subscribe to Webber’s free emergency text notification system, text the word Webber to 888777.

Message ID: 2016-2

Posted date, time, by, and authority of:  Wednesday, March 9, 2016 7:58pm EST, by the president on his own authority.

 

Sunday, August 30th, 2015, 11:15am EDT: Business as Usual

Status:  Business as Usual

Message:  We have ceased monitoring Tropical Storm Erika, which dissipated yesterday afternoon. This was a non-event in our area; everyone is safe and nothing was damaged.

While we are expecting a good deal of much needed rain and it’s a good day to bring an umbrella if you have one, classes will meet as scheduled on Monday, August 31, 2015. There is a river flood warning in effect, so we remind our students who commute (particularly from points south crossing the Peace River) to be mindful of road conditions. As always, you are always the ultimate judge of whether or not it is safe to travel.

As a reminder, to subscribe to Webber’s free emergency text notification system, text the word Webber to 888777.

Message ID: 2015-5

Posted date, time, by, and authority of:  Friday Sunday, August 30th, 2015 11:15am EDT, by the president on his own authority.

Friday August 28th, 2015 4:30pm EDT: Business as Usual

Status:  Business as Usual

Message:  As of now, we are at “business as usual” status. The Emergency Committee has met, continues to monitor the storm, and will meet again over the weekend as conditions warrant.

At this time, Saturday classes will meet. There are no planned athletic events on the campus over the weekend.

If a decision is made to cancel Monday classes, information will be posted by or before 6:00pm EDT on Sunday, August 30th, 2015.

YOU are always the ultimate judge of whether or not it is safe to travel to and from Webber.   If it’s not safe to get here, whether or not classes are meeting is immaterial… you shouldn’t risk your life to get here or anywhere else.

As a reminder, to subscribe to Webber’s free emergency text notification system, text the word Webber to 888777.

Message ID: 2015-4

Posted date, time, by, and authority of:  Friday August 28th, 2015 4:30pm EDT, by the president on his own authority.