MAU Hurricane Season 2020 Alert 1: Notice of Tropical Storm Eta

Dear Student, Faculty and Staff,

Millennia Atlantic University (MAU) is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Eta, and according to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Eta is moving nortwestward over the Florida Straits, and is expected to produce dangerous storm surges, flash floods and strong winds. It is important to maintain vigilant and to stay indoors due to avoid the expected unfavorable weather.

MAU activities and virtual classes will remain as planned until further notice.

Report Power Outages

If you lose power we recommend for you to report or check the status of an outage, by visiting  FPL’s page or by calling 1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243) to report a dangerous condition such as a downed power line. Please note, if you have already reported a downed power line, there is no need to report it again.

Still, due to the high incident of Covid-19 cases, the University is urging the MAU community to always have a thunderstorm or hurricane kit ready for the hurricane season, which lasts through the end of November. We recommend our students, staff, and faculty that have left their hurricane plans for the last minute to start securing supplies now, before any formal announcement is communicated regarding any Tropical Storm or Hurricane.

Be aware that preparation and awareness are essentials. If you need help in what to include in an emergency kit, please follow the guidelines provided by Miami-Dade County’s 2020 Official Hurricane Readiness Guide.

Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the items on the checklist below:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery powered or hand crank radio and an NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter in place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Can Opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
  • Local maps

As the COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing, please follow health recommendations of social distancing and keep “Doing the Five”:

  1. HANDS: Wash them often
  2. ELBOWS: Cough into it
  3. FACE: Don’t touch it
  4. SPACE: Keep safe distance
  5. HOME: Stay if you can

Should an emergency occur, MAU will inform our students, faculty, and staff of any changes in scheduling and/or cancellation of classes via our website under the MAU Alert link and on our social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook)

Your Campus President,

Aristides Maza Duerto