Hurricane Ian Update

Hurricane Ian Update

Update: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 29, 2022

Georgia College & State University continues to closely monitor Hurricane Ian. Local impacts are expected to include one to three inches of rainfall and the likelihood of tropical storm force winds, gusting between 30 and 40 miles per hour.

The university will maintain normal business operations and classes will continue as scheduled for the remainder of the week. Indoor events and activities on Friday and Saturday can continue as scheduled at the discretion of the event’s organizer.

Georgia College will continue to monitor the forecast. If there are any changes to the ongoing situation, Public Safety will notify the campus community via GC Alert. We encourage all students and employees to visit the GCSU Public Safety website to ensure your communication preferences are current.

All members of the Georgia College community are encouraged to continue monitoring local weather and news reports. We also encourage students, faculty and staff to avoid unnecessary travel on Friday, particularly if going in an eastwardly direction. The safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff remain our top priority.

 

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Georgia College & State University is monitoring the projected path of Hurricane Ian, which currently is developing in the Caribbean and has the possibility of impacting the Central Georgia area.

The safety of our students, faculty and staff remains the highest priority as we track the storm.  

At this time, normal business operations and classes will continue as scheduled. The latest official weather forecasts show the storm decreasing in strength to a tropical depression by the time it reaches our area, likely in the Friday afternoon into Saturday timeframe, which means considerable rain fall and lower level winds. Some tropical storm force winds are likely to start reaching our area during Thursday into Friday.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to monitor local weather reports and review and/or develop their personal response plans.  We will keep you advised of any updates, and will make any final announcements on Friday operations by close-of-business on Thursday, so that all students and employees have sufficient time to adjust their plans.

Any significant updates regarding changes to normal business operations will be shared via gcsu.edu; frontpage.gcsu.edu; GCSU’s official social media channels; and email.

In the event of emergency circumstances requiring immediate action, a GC Alert will be issued. Please go to the GCSU Public Safety website to learn how to ensure that your communications preferences with GC Alert are current.  

Updated: 2022-09-30
Daniel Mcdonald
daniel.mcdonald@gcsu.edu
(478) 445-1934
University Communications