Palm Beach Atlantic University

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November 23, 2014

Hurricane Watch

Once a tropical storm forms that could affect South Florida, Palm Beach Atlantic’s Crisis Management Team goes on alert to monitor weather conditions. You also should be mindful of storms that could threaten the area or your travel plans in hurricane prone areas.

If a hurricane watch is issued for Palm Beach County, the University will prepare to secure the campus from the approaching storm. This is the time for you to review your personal hurricane plans.

 

What to do in a Hurricane Watch:

  1. Review your personal hurricane plan. [All PBA resident students are required to file their personal hurricane plans with Residence Life staff. Make sure that your current plan is on file; and share your plan with family and friends.]
  2. Refill prescription medications.
  3. Check your supplies of food, water, flashlight and spare batteries.
  4. Check on your transportation. Gas up your car or ride with a friend.
  5. Be happy that you regularly back up your computer data as Technology Services will institute a system-wide computer system back up. This means that databases, such as Jenzabar, will not be accessible and slow the efficiency of some services like e-mail. 

Updates concerning changes in the University’s operations (cancellation of campus events or classes, closing of residence halls) will be communicated through a variety of official channels.

University sources – e-mail, information lines and Web site among others – are recommended as news media may not have the most current information. Also, check PBA's main social media outlets at the PBA Facebook page and the PBA Twitter account.
 


 

A recommended source of information on demand is the Emergency Information Numbers. These recorded messages communicate the University’s current status, the time the information was recorded and the time an information update is expected.
 
Emergency Information Numbers:

  • Employees: Call 803-2088 or 1-800-299-6483
  • Students, parents, public: Call 803-2089 or 1-800-400-5076

If a hurricane watch is issued for Palm Beach County, the University will prepare to secure the campus from the approaching storm. This is the time for you to review your personal hurricane plans.

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