Status: Carefully monitoring approach; currently “business as usual”
Message: Monitoring Hurricane Irma
Webber International University is carefully monitoring the approach of Hurricane Irma.
The Campus Emergency Committee has been activated, is regularly meeting, and will continue to meet regularly until this storm had passed and the all clear has been given.
While Polk County, Florida is well inland and is generally recognized as an evacuation zone for coastal communities, during hurricane season Webber maintains a constant state of readiness. We urge our friends and families to have a plan and to be ready to execute it.
While we do not yet know the path of this storm, we are as a precautionary measure securing for tropical storm winds, topping off cooking gas (we serve meals irrespective of whether we have electricity), stocking up on bottled water, etc. Staff are on campus 24/7/365 to help insure safety and security of our residents.
At this time, there have been no changes to operations. If changes do occur, they will be communicated via all available channels; however www.WebberEmergency.com always has the latest information.
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.
Anticipated Next Meeting of the Emergency Committee: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 12:00noon EDT.
Anticipated Next Update: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 1:00pm EDT.
Message ID: 2017-3
Posted date, time, by, and authority of: Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 11:15am EDT by the President of the University by his own authority.