FVSU Resumes Normal Operations on Thursday, September 14 (Updated 09/13/17, 11:15)
Fort Valley State University will resume normal operations on Thursday, September 14. Power has been restored to campus, including Wildcat Commons. Classes will occur as scheduled. All personnel should return to work based on normal work hours. The dining hall will also resume normal hours.
President Jones and the emergency management team would like to thank everyone who came together to ensure the safety and well-being of students living on campus, including Flint Electric and Sodexo, and the cooperation of the students themselves.
Please be safe while traveling and respectful of other drivers.
FVSU Closed Through Wednesday, Additional Information (Updated 09/12/2017, 1:00 p.m.)
Fort Valley State University will be closed through Wednesday, September 13. Power has been lost in parts of the campus, including Wildcat Commons. Students who left campus for the weekend are encouraged to delay their return until power has been restored. Only essential personnel should report to work on Wednesday unless otherwise instructed by their supervisors.
Hot showers are available in the HPE complex for Wildcat Commons residents. Dining services are open with modified hours. Hunt Memorial Library will be open from noon-7 p.m. on Wednesday. For students who have remained on campus, residence hall staff will share additional information later today.
Please stay alert for updates regarding the status of campus for Thursday. Please remain safe and cautious when traveling.
Hurricane Irma Update: FVSU Closed through Tuesday (Updated- 09/10/17, 6:30 p.m.)
Fort Valley State University will be closed through Tuesday, September 12. For students living on campus, residence halls will remain open and meals will continue to be served. Only essential personnel should report to work.
Fort Valley is predicted to experience increasingly intense wind and rain throughout this evening and tomorrow, with the strongest weather beginning in the very early hours of tomorrow morning. Please be prepared for possible power outages. Students in the residence halls should limit outside activity once weather conditions deteriorate. Students should also ensure they understand their building’s emergency plan for tornadoes and evacuations and check with residence hall directors with any questions.
Governor Deal has declared a state of emergency for the entire state of Georgia. All FVSU family members are advised to exercise caution and pay close attention to weather reports and emergency alerts.
FVSU Hurricane Irma Update, 09/10/2017
A tropical storm warning has been issued for the Fort Valley, GA area by the National Weather Service.
A tropical storm warning means tropical storm wind conditions are expected somewhere within this area and within the next 36 hours, especially Monday morning until early Tuesday morning. The latest local forecast predicts the equivalent of tropical storm force winds peaking at 35-45 mph with gusts to 60 mph, though there is a reasonable possibility of winds up to 73 mph. A flash flood watch is in effect with peak rainfall amounts predicted to be 4-8 inches.
Please continue to monitor the FVSU website and other social media outlets for any updates. You may also follow the storm at the National Weather Service website at: http://www.weather.gov.
The FVSU Community, to include students living in residence halls and the surrounding communities, are encouraged to remain vigilant and should consider seeking shelter should the need arise. Please know that power outages are possible with storms that are predicted of this nature. Be prepared and remain cautious while traveling.
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