Friday, September 2, 2016 12:00 noon EDT: All Clear; All Safe; Saturday 9/3 football game cancelled

Status:   All Clear.  All Safe.  Saturday 9/3 football game cancelled.

Message:  Hurricane Hermine is now well north of us.  While we got a lot of rain and some wind, everyone is safe and there was no damage.  While things are a bit soggy, we were spared most of this storm and mercifully did not have so much as a power outage!

The opposing team for tomorrow’s football game has informed us that they do not believe they can travel here safely through the storm and are consequently not coming; therefore, the football game scheduled for Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 at 1:00pm has been CANCELLED.

This is the last update on Hurricane Hermine.

A reminder that texting Webber to 888777 subscribes you to our emergency text notification system.

Thank you for visiting http://www.WebberEmergency.com, the official emergency notification system of Webber International University.

Message ID: 2016-12

Posted date, time, by, and authority of:  Friday, September 2nd, 2016 12:00 noon EDT, by the president on his own authority.

Thursday, September 1st, 2016 1:30pm EDT: No anticipated cancellations, changes

Status:  Tropical Storm Hermine Update: No Cancellations / Schedule Changes

Message:  We are continuing to monitor Tropical Storm Hermine.

We are not anticipating any cancellations or schedule changes.

You are always the final judge of local conditions and road safety.

For fuller storm discussion, please see previous message (2016-9 Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 8:30am EDT).

Message ID: 2016-10

Posted date, time, by, and authority of:  Thursday, September 1st, 2016 1:30pm EDT, by the president on his own authority.

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016, 8:30am EDT: Business as Usual; Monitoring TD9

Status:  Business as Usual; Monitoring Tropical Depression 9

Message:  The Webber International University Florida Campus Emergency Management Committee has been activated and is monitoring Tropical Depression 9 (resources we use include http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ and https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane, amongst others).

At this time, while the cone of uncertainty is tightening and the consensus appears to be that landfall will be well north of us, and although Webber is well inland, it appears to us that we will have heavy rains and high winds late Thursday, September 1st through early Friday September 2nd.  Sporadic periods of heavy rain are expected today, Wednesday, August 31st, 2016.

At this time we are expecting Thursday and Friday classes, practices, and extra-curricular activities to proceed as scheduled. Should road conditions deteriorate such that it seems practical to cancel Thursday evening classes, a notice will be posted here by or before 12:00 noon, EDT, on Thursday, September 1st.  As always, you are the final judge as to whether conditions are safe to travel to or from campus.

Webber does not require students to evacuate during serious weather. We have topped off cooking gas, ordered extra food, stocked up on bottled water, put extra student life and security staff on standby, taken the flashlights and batteries out of the storage closet, and taken other precautions to be sure that those students on campus are safe and as comfortable as possible. While it’s been served by candlelight a time or two, in our 90 year history, we haven’t missed a meal time.

While this is not anticipated to be a major storm, we will almost certainly have heavy rain and strong winds, and no tropical weather event should be taken lightly. We have secured for tropical storm force winds and suggest that students not leave loose objects laying around (e.g., in the back of pickup trucks or on patios).  Tornadoes are always a possibility in Florida, especially during hurricane season.   Please remember that – except for a 2 wail test on 2pm Wednesdays – if the emergency siren sounds, you need to take cover immediately.  While we should each make our own personal plan, the members of the Florida Campus Emergency Management Committee are heading for the ground floor hallway of Grace Hall should we hear the siren.

While we use every available means to communicate emergency information, the first update is always to www.WebberEmergency.Com.  We strongly recommend that you 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).

Next Update:  At or around 12:00 noon EDT Thursday, September 1st, unless sooner required.

Thank you for visiting www.WebberEmergency.com, the official emergency notification site of Webber International University.

Message ID: 2016-9

Posted date, time, by, and authority of:  Wednesday, August 31st, 8:30am EDT, by the president on his own authority.

 

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016, 11:30am EDT: Monitoring Tropical Storm 9 (business as usual)

Status:  Business as Usual; Monitoring Tropical Storm 9

Message:  The Webber International University Florida Campus Emergency Management Committee has been activated and is monitoring Tropical Storm 9 (resources we use include http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ and https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane,  amongst others).

At this time, while the consensus appears to be that landfall will be north of us, and although Webber is well inland, it appears to us that we will have heavy rains and high winds late Thursday, September 1 through early Friday September 2.

At this time we are expecting Thursday and Friday classes, practices, and extra-curricular activities to proceed as scheduled. Should road conditions deteriorate such that it seems practical to cancel Thursday evening classes, a notice will be posted here by or before 12:00 noon, EDT, on Thursday, September 1st.  As always, you are the final judge as to whether conditions are safe to travel to or from campus.

Webber does not require students to evacuate during serious weather. We have topped off cooking gas, stocked up on bottled water, put student life staff on standby, put batteries in the flashlights, and taken other precautions to be sure that those students on campus are safe and as comfortable as possible.

While this is not anticipated to be a major storm, no tropical weather event should be taken lightly. Tornadoes are always a possibility in Florida, especially during hurricane season.   Please remember that – anytime for a 2 wail test on 2pm Wednesdays – if the emergency siren sounds, you need to take cover immediately.  While we should each make our own personal plan, the members of the Florida Campus Emergency Management Committee are heading for the ground floor hallway of Grace Hall should we hear the siren.

While we use every available means to communicate emergency information, the first update is always to www.WebberEmergency.Com.  We strongly recommend that you 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).

Next Update:  At or around 8:00am EDT Wednesday, August 31st, unless sooner required.

Thank you for visiting www.WebberEmergency.com, the official emergency notification site of Webber International University.

Message ID: 2016-8

Posted date, time, by, and authority of:  Monday, August 30th, 2016 11:30am EDT, by the president on his own authority.

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016: Business as Usual

Status:  Business as Usual (monitoring TD Fiona, TS Gaston, et al)

Message:  Webber International University is monitoring Tropical Depression Fiona and Tropical Storm Gaston, as well as other tropical weather in the Atlantic. At this time, no available forecast predicts the paths of these storms coming anywhere near us.

We are n the peak of hurricane season.  While we are well inland and serve as the evacuation destination for numerous other communities, we are nevertheless not immune from severe weather.  Therefore, we constantly monitor all available information, and maintain “shelter in place” readiness.  Were severe weather (or other emergency) to threaten, official communications would be posted here.

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: 2016-7

Posted date, time, by, and authority of:  Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 8:30EDT, by the president on his own authority.

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.