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WEATHER ALERT

WEATHER ALERT

by Norma Kennedy | September 05, 2017
Last Edited: September 18, 2017 by Katelyn Moore
WEATHER ALERT
Hurricane Irma

Wednesday, September 13, 12 noon

East Georgia State College will reopen for students, faculty and staff at the Swainsboro and Augusta campuses on Thursday, September 14.  EGSC Statesboro campus classes are cancelled Thursday and Friday, September 14 & 15, and will resume Monday, September 18.

Faculty and staff at all three EGSC campuses are to report Thursday, September 14.

Classes that meet totally online via GA View D2L Brightspace will resume Thursday, September 14.

All students, faculty and staff are asked to use good judgment regarding travel if your safety will be impacted.  Students should contact their respective faculty members if unable to attend classes.

 

Weather Update - Wednesday, 9/13/17, 11:45 a.m.

East Georgia State College will reopen for students, faculty and staff at the Swainsboro and Augusta campuses on Thursday, September 14.  EGSC Statesboro campus classes are cancelled Thursday and Friday, September 14 & 15, and will resume Monday, September 18. 

Faculty and staff at all three EGSC campuses are to report Thursday, September 14.

Classes that meet totally online via GA View D2L Brightspace will resume Thursday, September 14.

All students, faculty and staff are asked to use good judgment regarding travel if your safety will be impacted.  Students should contact their respective faculty members if unable to attend classes.

Weather Update - Tuesday, 9/12/17, 11:30 a.m.

Due to the residual effects of Hurricane Irma, all East Georgia State College campuses will remain closed through Wednesday, September 13. Safety of our students, faculty and staff is our priority, and current power outages and travel uncertainties create conditions that warrant continued closure.  All campuses of EGSC will reopen Thursday, September 14, for normal operations.

For students currently on campus in BobCat Villas student housing, EGSC dining services will be open for lunch from 12 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and for dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.,  Tuesday, September 12, and Wednesday, September. 13.

Weather Update - Monday, 9/11/17, 5:45 p.m.

All EGSC campuses remain closed today and will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, September 12.  EGSC Statesboro campus will be closed Wednesday, September 13.  An announcement regarding the operations of EGSC Swainsboro and Augusta campuses for Wednesday will be made by noon tomorrow (Tuesday).

Weather Update - Monday, 9/11/17, 9 a.m.

All EGSC campuses are closed today and tomorrow, Tuesday, September 12. 

Tropical storm force winds and heavy rain are forecast for the area throughout today and into the evening. As Hurricane Irma gets closer, tornado warnings are possible as well as power outages and possible flooding.

For those in campus residence halls or in the area, stay indoors and continue to monitor the weather.  Please do not use candles in the residence halls.  Also, should a tornado warning be issued, please shelter in place according to procedure.

Please be advised that Emanuel County has issued a curfew, which began at 2:00am, Monday, September 11, and is effective until further notice.  Please be advised that the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office announced a curfew for Bulloch County, which began at 11:00pm, Sunday, September 10, and is effective until further notice.

Other Resources:
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Irma
http://ready.ga.gov/be-informed/hurricanes/
http://radar.weather.gov
http://ready.ga.gov
http://www.511ga.org

Weather Update - Thursday, 9/7/17, 2 p.m.

Based on predicted weather conditions from Hurricane Irma, East Georgia State College is cancelling all classes and college events on its Swainsboro, Statesboro and Augusta campuses on Friday, Sept. 8, Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12. 

Students living in Bobcat Villas are encouraged to return home, if it is safe for them to do so. However, the residence halls will remain open for students who need to stay on campus.

On Friday, Sept. 8, administrative offices on EGSC’s Statesboro campus will close at noon.  The other campuses’ administrative offices will close at 5 p.m.  All administrative offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12.

A follow-up announcement will be sent no later than noon next Tuesday regarding any additional closings.


Weather Update - Thursday, 9/7/17, 11 a.m.

College administrators met again this morning and continue to monitor Hurricane Irma and its potential impact on the area. All classes and events are still scheduled to occur, however, the safety of our students, faculty and staff is of utmost importance, so we will keep you updated regularly.

For those who reside in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty and McIntosh Counties, please be aware that Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal issued a state of emergency for these counties in preparation for Hurricane Irma.

Although our area was not included in the executive order by Gov. Deal, we are encouraging everyone to begin preparations. This may include fueling vehicles, charging cell phones and packing essential items including medications, clothing, etc. 

Also, please ensure that your contact phone numbers are updated in Connect Ed, EGSC's emergency notification system, so that we can alert you of imminent danger or campus closings.

EGSC's next update will be provided by 6:00 p.m. today, Sept. 7. 


Weather Update - Tuesday, 9/5/17, 5:30 p.m.

East Georgia State College (EGSC) is actively monitoring Hurricane Irma, and a lot still remains unknown about the storm’s path.

At this time, all EGSC classes and events remain on schedule.

EGSC’s Emergency Operation Team is in communication with state forecasters and emergency managers, and we will update the college community as new information becomes available.

Please continue to monitor EGSC’s homepage, ega.edu, for official storm information as it relates to the college community.

For additional information:
• Sign up for Connect Ed, EGSC’s Emergency Notification System: http://www.ega.edu/student_life/connected
• Visit the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov