FVSU Weather Alert

FVSU Weather Alert

Fort Valley State University monitoring Tropical Storm Hermine; school remains open

Sept. 2, 2016 – The Fort Valley State University Emergency Planning Committee is actively monitoring weather conditions related to Tropical Storm Hermine. All Fort Valley State University campus locations (Fort Valley and Warner Robins) are operating under normal business hours today.

The National Weather Service has issued a “Tropical Storm Warning” for central Georgia for Friday, September 2, through 8 p.m. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 2 p.m., then a chance of showers. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through tonight.
As the committee continues to monitor the weather, FVSU students, faculty and staffers should take precautions to remain safe during this storm.

For details, please contact FVSU’s Office of Marketing and Communications at (478) 825-6319 or fvsu_pr@fvsu.edu.

Due to the potential of heavy rain and flash flooding Friday caused by Hurricane Hermine, Fort Valley State University is encouraging students, faculty, staff and visitors to be aware of the following:

  • Potential flash flooding. If there is any possibility of a flash flood, move to higher ground.
  • Never walk through moving water. Six inches of moving water can make you fall. If you have to walk in water, walk where the water is not moving. Use a stick to check the firmness of the ground in front of you.
  • Do not drive into flooded areas. If floodwaters rise around your car, abandon the car and move to higher ground if you can do so safely. You and the vehicle could be quickly swept away and it only takes a foot of water to cause your car to float off the roadway.

If FVSU classes are canceled for any reason, you will be notified via ConnectED, social media alerts will be sent, and local news media will be notified and asked to include that information in news broadcasts. Unless a closure is announced, classes will proceed as scheduled.

However, you are ultimately responsible for your own safety – if you do not feel that you can safely make it to class, do not take unnecessary risks. Contact your instructor and explain the situation.

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