The Latest University Advisory on Isaac (12:00 noon CDT Monday 8/26/12)
Tropical Storm Isaac Update: Monday noon
Due to Tropical Storm Isaac, the University of South Alabama has
canceled classes at all locations for Tuesday and will resume its normal
class schedule on Wednesday. If any additional cancellation is needed,
notification will be made by 8 p.m. Tuesday. University offices will
remain open Tuesday and staff employees should report as usual. Should
the weather worsen beyond current predictions, staff employees will be
notified of any office closings by 8 p.m. tonight (Monday). Students
residing on campus will be allowed to stay in residence halls and food
service will be provided. Staff employees living in the evacuation
areas should contact their supervisors to report their status.
Students, faculty and staff should use their best judgment to make
decisions based on their personal safety.
All Health Sciences Division students should follow the directives of
the general University except those in clinical settings, who should
follow the directives of their assigned clinical supervisors. USA's
hospitals and clinics will remain open, and employees and all medical
residents/fellows should report to work as usual. Hospital and clinic
employees experiencing hardships should contact their supervisor.
Please be reminded that the only official sources of USA weather and
emergency information are campus wide e-mail, the USA Weather and
Emergency Hotline at (251) 460-6999, and the University's Web site.
Here is the statement from the Governor's Office:
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley on Sunday declared a statewide State of
Emergency and issued mandatory evacuation orders ahead of Isaac's
expected landfall as a hurricane along the Gulf Coast. Governor
Bentley is also ordering a mandatory evacuation beginning at 8:00 Monday
morning for Zones 1 and 2 in both Mobile and Baldwin Counties.
In Baldwin County: Zones 1 and 2 include all areas south of U.S.
Highway 98 and areas on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay that are South
of Interstate 10 and west of U.S. Highway 98. Additionally, all people
living in proximity to the Fish, Styx, Blackwater, and Perdido Rivers
should evacuate. Also, all people living in manufactured homes, and
those living in low-lying, flood-prone areas should evacuate.
In Mobile County: Zones 1 and 2 include areas south of Interstate 10
and those areas that are north of I-10 and east of I-65 and east of U.S.
43. Also, all people living in manufactured homes, and those living in
low-lying, flood-prone areas should evacuate.
For more information go to www.readyalabama.gov.
Director of Public Relations
University of South Alabama
Phone: (251) 460-6211