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University monitoring Hurricane Sandy

10/29/2012 —

Hurricane Sandy is tracking up the East Coast and is expected to bring the potential for severe, damaging weather to Pennsylvania sometime Monday night into Tuesday. University officials are carefully monitoring the path of the storm. Please watch the web page for up-to-date information.

In the meantime, there are a few things all of us can do now to be prepared at home and at Penn State to help ensure everyone’s safety and the continued operations of the University.

Monitor the weather situation to ensure you have the most up-to-date forecast. The latest weather information is available at http://www.weather.gov/pittsburgh (western Pennsylvania).

If you don’t already subscribe to the PSUTXT emergency notification system, sign up now to receive text message alerts via cell phone: http://live.psu.edu/psutxt

Use your own best judgment when considering traveling to campus.

In addition to PSUTXT alerts, urgent storm-related information affecting campus operations also will be communicated to students, faculty and staff via ga.psu.edu, Facebook, Twitter and the local news stations. PSUTXT alerts for all Penn State campuses are sent to Twitter, and can be followed at http://www.twitter.com/psutxt.

To learn more about basic emergency preparedness tips and to find contacts should you need help during or after a storm, download the state’s Emergency Preparedness Guide: http://www.readypa.org/download/EmergencyPreparednessGuide.pdf (pdf).

You may also wish to consult the following web sites for more information on the approaching storm:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/hazards.php
http://www.weather.gov/
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php

Brian Bittner
Emergency Manager
Penn State

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