UF Alert

Published: September 2nd, 2016

Category: Gainesville Emergency Notification

UF weathered Hermine with mainly minor impacts and the center of the storm has passed through the area and moved into Georgia. We encourage everyone to remain safe and to follow local government emergency operations centers as we continue the recovery process.

Be sure to check http://www.ufl.edu for official information and updates.

-There were no major incidents reported on campus and no injuries as a result of the storm.
-Campus experienced peak wind gusts of 50mph, with periods of sustained winds near 30mph, during the storm.
-Winds will continue to subside as the day progresses. However, the Gainesville Police Department is encouraging people to avoid driving if possible due to downed trees and multiple traffic lights out.
-People are encouraged to continue to be safe and to follow the city and county’s advice with regard to storm clean-up.
-There are no current power outages reported on campus. Previous outages have been restored by the physical plant, with the exception of a few facilities served by GRU (Emerson Hall, University House).
-Downed trees were reported near Keys Housing Complex, Baby Gator-Lake Alice, PPD compound and Museum Road (between Village Road and Fraternity Drive).
-IFAS is working to evaluate damage to its off-campus facilities today.

University Operations
-UF will resume its normal weekend operating schedule on Saturday morning.
-Employees who normally work Saturday and/or Sunday, or who are scheduled to work the Labor Day holiday, should plan to report to work.
-Employees of UF facilities outside of Gainesville should monitor communications from their unit leaders and local government emergency operations centers.
-Dining halls resumed service at 8:30 a.m. Friday.
-UF Health Clinics in Gainesville are open today, with the exception of Dentistry.
-Football operations are on a normal schedule for Saturday night’s game.

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