MAU Hurricane Season 2022 Alert 5: Notice of Hurricane Ian and MAU Classes
Dear Student, Faculty and Staff,
As you are aware, Hurricane Ian is expected to impact portions of the state of Florida in the coming days. The National Hurricane Center announced this Tuesday, at 11 a.m. that all of Miami-Dade and Broward counties, as well as the Upper Keys, are under a tropical storm watch, with portions of Florida’s southeast coast under a tropical storm warning, as Hurricane Ian moves closer to the state of Florida.
In anticipation of Hurricane Ian’s impact on sectors of South Florida, Millennia Atlantic University (MAU) is taking the following measures:
- The evening classes for Tuesday, Sept. 27th and all classes for Wednesday, Sept. 28th are going to be moved from on-campus to remote via google classroom.
- You are expected to login to Google Classroom at your scheduled class time.
- The MAU Campus is closing today at 6pm, and on Wednesday, Sept 28th. However, the MAU Staff will be working remotely to assist you.
- MAU will keep you posted regarding classes and operations for Thursday, Sept. 29th.
If this type of emergency is new for you, we recommend reviewing these tips from Miami Dade’s 2022 Hurricane Readiness Guide
Should an emergency occur, the University will inform students, faculty and staff of any changes in scheduling and/or cancellation of classes by email, on our MAU Alerts webpage (https://www.maufl.edu/en/news-and-events/mau-alerts) and on 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 get in contact with our Bursar.
Faculty and staff should verify and update personal information through the Regis HR portal.
Important Tips to follow before a Tropical Storm or Hurricane
- Design an escape plan at home in case of an emergency.
- Have plenty of water bottles and non-perishable food for at least three days.
- Have a first aid kit available for use.
- Keep all your personal documents safe and at hand.
- Stock up on batteries, flashlights, toiletries, and a portable radio.
- Have all emergency contacts at hand.
- Make sure to include your pets as part of your emergency plan
- Remember to call 911 for any Life-Threatening Emergency
The apps below will keep you aware of what’s going on in your neighborhood in the event of a storm
- NOAA World Radar- Provides information on hurricane route, wind speed and alert quadrants. NOAA App Store, NOAA Google Play.
- FPL -Florida Power & Light’s convenient app allows you to track and report power outages. FPL App Store, FPL Google Play.
- Fema-Provides information on preparedness, response and recovery in case of natural disasters. Fema App Store, Fema Google Play.
- Nextdoor- Connects community residents during emergencies such as a hurricane. Nextdoor App Store, Nextdoor Google Play
Remember to be prepared and ready, because it only takes one storm to disrupt or endanger our lives.
Dr. Aristides Maza Duerto