UF Closing at 3 P.M. Tuesday in Wake of Hurricane Floyd

Published: September 14th, 1999

Category: Memos

John V. Lombardi, President

GAINESVILLE — Consistent with the Governor’s directive and county emergency procedures, President John V. Lombardi has announced the closing of the University of Florida from 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14 (end of 7th period) through Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Campus buildings, with the exceptions of those designated as shelters, will be closed and classes will be temporarily canceled during this time.

Campus residence halls and dining centers at the J. Wayne Reitz Union will remain open, as will the Gator Corner Dining Center and the Racquet Club dining center.

University of Florida students, faculty and staff are encouraged to listen to radio and television broadcasts for emergency awareness updates, and to take all precautions to protect themselves, family, friends and property.

The university anticipates resuming full operations at the open of classes and business operations on Thursday, Sept. 16. The university community should tune in to local media outlets for any additional information.

Individuals should follow emergency preparedness activities recommended by county and state officials, as well as avoid driving in unsafe conditions. Students, particularly those with families in coastal areas, are urged not to travel from the Gainesville area.

Faculty involved in on-going research should secure their equipment and materials as prescribed by emergency plans.

Employees designated as essential personnel, including police, health care, selected Physical Plant workers, will be expected to report for work. These employees will be contacted by their supervisors.

The university buildings that have been designated as shelters will be announced and opened on order of county emergency officials, if the need arises.

Deans, directors and department chairs will be notified later of details related to business operations and building maintenance and repairs if needed.

Campus police will be on duty to maintain security and safety on campus and will be available for emergency questions at 392-1111. Additional information will also be available on UF’s home page at www.ufl.edu.

(News Release prepared by UF News and Public Affairs)

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