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Florida Tech Monitors Tropical Storm Dorian

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Advisory #9 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019

The university is carefully monitoring Hurricane Dorian, as the storm’s primary impacts remain offshore.

The university has canceled Melbourne campus classes through Thursday, including campus events. Faculty and staff are requested to return Thursday. Classes resume Friday. Residence halls remain open for those students who remained on campus and those returning to campus.

Additional information is available through the resources listed below.

Student safety is the university’s primary concern. In any emergency situation, students living on-campus should follow the directions of representatives of Student Affairs, Residence Life, and Campus Security. Students should be thinking about their personal emergency plan.

In the event of class cancelations, suspended university operations, evacuations, or other actions, communication with the university community will be issued through a number of outlets:

  • Florida Tech Homepage (www.floridatech.edu)
  • Official University E-mail
  • University Safety Alert Emergency Notification System (text and voice calls)
  • Emergency Information Line: 888-820-4636 (recorded updates)
  • Social Media
  • WFIT-FM 89.5 FM
  • Local Media (Television and Radio)

Resources

As a storm approaches, members of the university community are advised to review appropriate hurricane procedures and information found below.

Does the university have your current contact information so we can reach you with emergency information? Verify your contact information here:

https://www.fit.edu/security/safety-alerts/

Brevard County Emergency Management:

https://www.brevardfl.gov/EmergencyManagement/Home

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrevardEOC/

Text 888777 to BrevardEOC to receive text updates.

Office of Security Emergency Information:

https://www.fit.edu/security/disaster-emergency--evacuation-plan/

Hurricane Season Preparedness Brochure

https://www.fit.edu/media/site-specific/wwwfitedu/security/documents/269-0419-Hurricane-Brochure-FINALrev8.28.19.pdf