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.

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.