The following message was emailed to all Duke students on Monday, September 10, around 2 p.m., regarding preparations for Hurricane Florence:
Undoubtedly, you are aware that we have a significant storm likely headed our way. Hurricane Florence is already classified as a 4 level hurricane and appears to bearing down on the North Carolina coast. Its too soon to know what impact this storm may have on the Triangle and on our campus, but we’re taking all necessary precautions. For example, the Marine Lab will be evacuated tomorrow and all the students will be transported here by tomorrow evening.
Over the next day or so, the situation will become clearer and we’ll communicate plans as they develop. Duke Dining is stocking up on food and arrangements are being made to secure the campus. If decisions are made to postpone or cancel classes, you’ll get several messages alerting you to those changes.
The most up-to-date and accurate information from the university will be found Duke Today and Duke Alert, as well as the official Duke Twitter feed, @DukeU. It is possible that many events and activities scheduled for later this week may be affected by the storm, so keep an eye out for any of those changes.
Your safety is our highest priority so be assured that that’s what we’re primarily and thoroughly focused on.
Get your rain gear ready and enjoy the dry part of this week.
Vice President for Student Affairs