Tropical Storm Karen Updates

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Saturday, Oct. 5
5:40 p.m.

Tropical Storm Karen: Saturday Update 

University officials are continuing to actively monitor Tropical Storm Karen. All UWF campuses are still scheduled to be closed on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. This includes all classes, events and campus activities. The University will reopen on Monday, Oct. 7.

There are no watches or warnings currently in effect for the northern Gulf Coast area.

Weather information is available by tuning into WUWF at 88.1FM or online at wuwf.org. As additional information becomes available, the University will continue to communicate with students, faculty and staff via email, www.facebook.com/westfl and www.twitter.com/uwf.

For preparedness tips, please visit http://uwf.edu/ermgt/prepare.cfm. In the event of an emergency, please contact the UWF Police Department at850.474.2415.

The next update regarding Tropical Storm Karen will be provided tomorrow, Oct. 6.

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Oct. 4, 2013
4:45 p.m.

Tropical Storm Karen Update: University Closed Sunday, Oct. 6

University officials are continuing to actively monitor Tropical Storm Karen.  All UWF campuses will be closed on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. This includes all classes, events and campus activities. The University will reopen on Monday, Oct. 7.

Normal University operations, classes, events and campus activities will resume Monday unless conditions change, in which case, University officials will notify all students, faculty and staff.

Residential students should remain within residence halls and limit outside trips to necessary activities on Sunday. Please contact on-call duty residential staff if you have any questions. Dining Services hours for Sunday are the following:

  • The Nautilus Market will be open from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.
  • Papa John’s in Presidents Hall will be open from 3 p.m. until 1 a.m.

To ensure you receive future University communications regarding Tropical Storm Karen, confirm that your contact information is up-to-date in the University’s communication system, “Mobile Alert.” Log in to My.UWF.edu and search “Mobile Alert” to update and add contact information. For additional information about UWF Mobile Alert, visit www.uwfemergency.org/mobilealert.

Weather information is available by tuning into WUWF at 88.1FM or online at wuwf.org. As additional information becomes available, the University will continue to communicate with students, faculty and staff via email, www.facebook.com/westfl and www.twitter.com/uwf.

For preparedness tips, please visit http://uwf.edu/ermgt/prepare.cfm. In the event of an emergency, please contact the UWF Police Department at 850.474.2415.

The next update regarding Tropical Storm Karen will be provided tomorrow, Oct. 5, 2013.

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Oct. 4, 2013
11:00 a.m.

Tropical Storm Karen: Message to Faculty & Staff

University officials are continuing to actively monitor Tropical Storm Karen. At this time, the University is fully operational and all classes and activities remain scheduled.

Faculty and staff are asked to follow the below precautionary measures to prepare work areas for the storm before departing for the weekend:

- Unplug computers and other sensitive electronic equipment, if possible.

- Turn off and unplug your battery backup/uninterruptible power supply (UPS), if possible.

- Ensure that you have taken all computer equipment off the floor (such as towers, monitors, battery backups, and power strips), and placed them on your desk.

- Cover your computer equipment with heavy weight plastic sheeting (see your building emergency coordinator).

- Close your window blinds to help stop potential debris from entering offices.

Please consult with your building emergency coordinator for details and further instruction.

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Oct. 3, 2013
6:00 p.m.

Tropical Storm Karen Update 

University officials are continuing to actively monitor Tropical Storm Karen. A hurricane watch is currently in effect for the northern Gulf Coast including the Pensacola/Ft. Walton Beach areas.

At this time, the University is fully operational and all classes and activities remain scheduled. This includes all Friday and Saturday classes and activities. In the event that a decision is made to cancel classes or halt University operations, a message will be sent to all faculty, staff and students.

To ensure you receive future University communications regarding Tropical Storm Karen, confirm that your contact information is up-to-date in the University’s communication system, “Mobile Alert.” Log in to My.UWF.edu and search “Mobile Alert” to update and add contact information. For additional information about UWF Mobile Alert, visit uwfemergency.org/mobilealert.

Weather information is available by tuning into WUWF at 88.1FM or online at wuwf.org. The University will continue to communicate with students, faculty and staff via email, www.facebook.com/westfl and www.twitter.com/uwf.

For preparedness tips, please visit http://uwf.edu/ermgt/prepare.cfm. In the event of an emergency, please contact the UWF Police Department at 850.474.2415.

The next update regarding Tropical Storm Karen will be distributed by tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.

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Oct. 3, 2013
11:00 a.m.  

Tropical Storm Karen Information

University Officials are currently monitoring Tropical Storm Karen, which is expected to make landfall this weekend. At this time, all University of West Florida operations remain open and there is no threat to the campus community.

Weather information is available by tuning into WUWF at 88.1FM or online at wuwf.org.

UWF officials will continue to communicate with students, faculty and staff through email, www.facebook.com/westfl and www.twitter.com/uwf as the storm develops.

For preparedness tips, please visit http://uwf.edu/ermgt/prepare.cfm. In the event of an emergency, please contact the UWF Police Department at850.474.2415.

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