Monitoring Tropical Storm Hermine

Posted September 3, 2016 at 6:06 pm

The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Warning and a Storm Surge Watch for New York City and surrounding areas until further notice. This system may bring strong rip currents, high surf, coastal flooding, heavy rain, and strong winds to the New York City area.
The Emergency Management Operations Team is actively monitoring the situation and will keep the Columbia community informed as conditions change.
Students, faculty and staff should take time to secure your spaces as soon as possible, to help preserve buildings, materials, equipment and data. Make sure all windows are closed securely. This single step may be the most important way that you can protect your spaces—and those of others—from potentially damaging high winds and heavy rain. If possible, please turn off computers, lights and other equipment when leaving your space. Additionally, electrical or valuable items should be moved off the floor and away from windows.
The safety of our students and campus community is paramount. For assistance with campus and building services, contact Facilities at 212-854-2222 at Morningside, and 212-305-HELP at the Medical Center. For students living in the residence halls, the Hartley Hospitality Desk will also be open, 212-854-2779. To report an emergency on campus, call Public Safety at 212-854-5555 at Morningside and 212-305-7979 at the Medical Center.
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