Hurricane Florence

Sep. 13, 2018

Update: September 14, 2018, 8:32 a.m.

FVSU’s Emergency Management Committee is currently monitoring weather conditions and issues related to Hurricane Florence.  At this time, the university status for the rest of the week remains “normal operations.”

Impacts to Georgia:

·  Because of the slightly weakened initial state of Florence and a slightly altered track, we are now expecting less in the way of winds across the local area. Far eastern portions of the forecast area could see 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph late Sat into Sun.

·  Impacts to north and central Georgia will mainly come in the form of heavy rain and potential flash flooding. 2 to 4 inches of rain from late Saturday through early Monday is possible mainly over NE Georgia.

·  Tornadoes do not appear likely at this time, but isolated tornadoes may be possible if the center can move far enough west.

·  See the impact graphics below for more information on timing and threats.

Note that Governor Nathan Deal has issued a “State of Emergency” declaration for all 159 counties in Georgia. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to exercise serious caution when traveling around the state.

Read Governor Deal’s declaration here.

Hurricane Florence is expected to severely impact South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia with some expected rainfall and strong winds in primarily Eastern and Northeast Georgia.  Please note that the hurricane is a natural event and could change direction and intensity at any time. Please keep yourself updated about this storm and what you should do to remain safe and productive.

Students from the impacted areas who need assistance should contact the Office of Student Affairs at (478) 825-6291.

More information can be found using the following resources:

  • Official information at Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency here.
  • Preparation recommendations at Ready Georgia here.
  • Up to date forecasts and resources from the National Weather Service here.
  • Storm tracking and forecasts from the Weather Channel here.
  • Weather forecasts for Fort Valley here.
  • FVSU Emergency Response Plan here.
  • FVSU Emergency Management webpage here.
  • FVSU Police Department (478-825-6211) here.