September 6, 2017

Update Regarding Hurricane Irma


Message From Todd Clark, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

The Guilford College community continues to be concerned and focused on the broad impacts of Hurricane Irma across Florida and the southeast.  While the impact on our local area has lessened, we must still remain vigilant.  As such, we are providing information from our local emergency management system for our campus to understand and use.  Please help keep each other safe.

Hurricane Irma weakened to Tropical Storm Irma on Monday morning. Given current weather projections, we do not anticipate an interruption in our class schedule or campus operations.

However, we will continue to monitor the progress of the storm closely.  Here is the latest information from Guilford County regarding potential impacts on our area, including Greensboro: 

Timing: Monday morning through Wednesday morning, with peak impacts expected Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning.
Rain and Flooding: 1 to 3 inches of rain possible through Wednesday morning; flash flooding may be an issue overnight if we end up under a rain band.
Winds: Wind advisory in effect from noon Monday through 4 a.m. Tuesday. This means sustained winds between 15 – 25 mph, gusts to 40 mph, with a possibility of isolated power outages.
Tornado Threat: Isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out, especially tonight.

Guilford County offers a notification system named GEANI that provides severe weather and public safety notifications for your home, office or other locations within Guilford County. Register online.

If anyone needs extra assistance during this time, please contact our on-call resources through our Public Safety Office, 336.316.2911, or through our other helping resources, such as the Counseling Center, 336.316.2163, and Friends Center, 336.316.2445.

As we remain vigilant in watching the track of the storm, let us continue to hold those affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey in the Light.

Todd Clark
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
tclark@guilford.edu
336.316.2186

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Posted 9.8.17

Guilford College continues our detailed preparation for a potential weather event resulting from Hurricane Irma. The forecast path of the storm has recently moved further west, but there remains a great deal of uncertainty about the impact felt across the Southeast, including here in Greensboro. We will continue to monitor the path and be prepared for any impact.

The window of time that Guilford College may have an impact from this storm begins Monday morning and extends through Tuesday. The current forecast does not bring tropical storm level wind or rain to our area. However, the true impact of this storm will be felt across our families, friends, alumni and loved ones. We are thinking about all of the people connected to Guilford and our great community.

Events like this often bring about complicated feelings of crisis even when we are at a physical distance from the crisis. If anyone needs extra assistance during this time, please contact our on-call resources through our Public Safety Office, 336.316.2911, or through our other helping resources, such as the Counseling Center, 336.316.2163, and Friends Center, 336.316.2445.

We will continue to keep our students, faculty, staff and families updated on our response to this event. Given current weather projections, we do not currently anticipate an interruption in our class schedule or campus operations.

Thank you for your concern and attention to this storm and its impacts both here and around our global community.

Todd Clark
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
tclark@guilford.edu
336.316.2186

 


Posted 9.6.17

There is still much uncertainty within the forecast regarding Hurricane Irma, but we are beginning our preparations for this weather event and its potential impact on our areas. As events warrant, we will share information about campus efforts and updates from our broader local community as communicated through the Guilford County Emergency Management system. 

We will send non-emergency information via email on a regular basis through this event to students, faculty, staff and families. Emergency updates will be sent to all students using our Guilford Alert system (email and text).  Both non-emergency and emergency updates will be posted on www.guilford.edu.  The College's homepage will begin tomorrow providing a link to updates, messages and resources for the Guilford community.

At this moment, Hurricane Irma continues to be a significant storm with the potential to impact North Carolina and the Triad. There is potential for flooding and damaging winds, depending on the track of the storm. North Carolina could experience impacts beginning this weekend and into next week.  We will monitor the storm’s progress and remain in communication with Guilford County Emergency Management to ensure we are well prepared to keep our community safe.

Todd Clark
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
tclark@guilford.edu
336.316.2186