Monday, July 31: Storm being closely monitored
As of July 31, 2017, Tropical Storm Emily, which just very recently formed in the Gulf of Mexico, is continuing its path to the East at 9 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. Tropical Storm Emily made landfall just south of Tampa, and is expected to produce heavy downpours mostly to the south of Orlando. Emily is expected to weaken as it passes across the state today.
While Central Florida and Full Sail have weathered numerous tropical storms and hurricanes in the past, your safety is our top concern. We look at each storm individually to determine whether we should suspend activities and classes here at the school.
We will continue to closely monitor the storm’s strength and projected path throughout the coming hours. Should the storm’s strength or projected path pose a threat to our area, we will make a formal announcement as to whether activities and classes need to be suspended, but as of now, our campus is open and classes will remain in full effect.
Future updates will be available via Connect for students and staff, and a recorded message with the latest updates at 407-673-5363, 407-215-7500 and 407-657-5462. As long as the power remains on, please use Connect as your primary method for tracking the most current updates. The website will be our official way of communicating with you in an effort to keep our phone lines open in the event of an emergency. We will also be providing updates via the official Full Sail University Twitter account @FullSail.
Now is a good time for everyone to review and update their disaster kit. To download the Hurricane Safety Guide on Connect visit: https://orgsync.com/50446/files/240063/show
For additional details on how to prepare for hurricanes or tropical storms, please visit the links below: