Hurricane and Storm Updates

UPDATE - 10 a.m. Saturday, August 1 , 2020

Palm Beach Atlantic University officials continue to monitor the progress of Hurricane Isaias as it approaches our area.

Presently, residential students are settled under the care of Residence Life staff and campus facilities are secured. As a reminder, faculty, staff and student workers are encouraged to remain off campus this weekend.

According to the current forecast, Palm Beach County should begin to receive tropical storm force winds between 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday evening, with the potential for stronger wind gusts between 2 and 10 a.m. Sunday morning. These storms bring periods of heavy rain, lightening and the possibility of isolated tornadoes. We urge all members of the PBA community to remain alert at this time. 

When the storm passes, the Crisis Management Team will conduct a campus wide assessment. Please do not return to campus until instructed to do so.

The next scheduled status update will be at after Noon on Sunday.


 UPDATE - 5:47 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2020

As the University monitors the trajectory of Hurricane Isaias, Palm Beach Atlantic University has issued an updated advisory.

In an abundance of caution, the University is relocating residential students to buildings west of Olive Avenue. Students are following the leadership of Residence Life to accommodate moves or to ensure they follow their personalized hurricane plan. Meals are being provided for residential students in the hall lobbies of Oceanview and Baxter Hall, and Residence Life staff will be on site to assist students and enhance safety.

Faculty, staff and student workers are encouraged to remain off campus until the morning of Monday, August 3.

Members of the PBA community should monitor University email, official social media and pba.edu for updates. Resources and information about the University’s hurricane plan is found on the website. The next scheduled status update will be at 10 a.m. Saturday.


 UPDATE - 10 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2020 

Officials Monitor Hurricane Isaias

Palm Beach Atlantic University is open and operating normally on Friday as officials monitor the path of Hurricane Isaias. University officials will continue to monitor the storm’s progress and update communication to the PBA community should weather conditions change that affect campus operations. Changes in the University’s status will be communicated through email, official social media and the website.

Even though Isaias has been upgraded, the current forecast for our area remains tropical storm conditions such as heavy rain and neighborhood flooding projected to begin early Saturday and lasting throughout the day. Exercise caution when driving during this time and monitor local weather news when making weekend plans.

For future reference, the University’s website provides information on Palm Beach Atlantic’s hurricane plan. The next scheduled status update will be at 10 a.m. Saturday.