MAU Hurricane Season 2022 Alert 1: Notice of Tropical Storm Fiona
Dear Student, Faculty and Staff,
Millennia Atlantic University (MAU) is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Fiona, and according to acting director of the National Hurricane Center it is too early to say if the storm could threaten the southeastern United States. There are no active watches, warnings or advisories for South Florida, but it’s always advisable to keep tuned to any major weather changes.
Tropical Storm Fiona formed late Wednesday evening and is forecast to bring heavy rain and wind to the Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico through late week.
As of today’s 2pm, National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) advisory, tropical storm Fiona was located about 75 miles east of Guadeloupe, and tropical storm warnings have been posted for Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat, Anguilla, Saba, St Eustatius and St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands.
A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere in the warning area within 36 hours. For Miami and Fort Lauderdale, it still appears unlikely to impact us directly.
Should an emergency occur, the University will inform students, faculty and staff of any changes in scheduling and/or cancellation of classes on our MAU Alerts webpage (https://www.maufl.edu/en/news-and-events/mau-alerts) and our social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook).
To ensure everyone’s safety, it is important that our offices have your most recent and accurate personal contact information. Students may check their personal information in the MAU student portal and if you need to update your personal information such as email or address, please contact our Student Services Department.
Faculty and staff should verify and update personal information through the Regis HR portal.
Due to the unpredictable nature of hurricanes and storms, we urge the MAU community to prepare a fully stocked three-day emergency supply kit. Guidelines on how to create an emergency supply kit can be found on Miami Dade’s 2022 Official Hurricane Readiness Guide.
The essential items to include in an emergency kit are as follows:
- 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.
- Radios- battery powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert.
- Flashlights- one flashlight per person.
- Batteries- for at least three days.
- Fully charged portable electronic devices with charger
- First aid kit.
- Whistle to signal for help
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation.
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities.
- Hand Sanitizers.
- Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food).
- Local maps.
- Pet food and extra water for your pet.
- Important documents, identification, passport, insurance information.
Remember to be prepared and ready, because it only takes one storm to disrupt or endanger our lives.
Your Campus President,
Dr. Aristides Maza Duerto