Emergency
& Threat Information

Monitoring Tropical Storm Gordon

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 3 p.m.

Dear Loyola community,

The Loyola University New Orleans Emergency Management Team continues to monitor Tropical Storm Gordon. While the ultimate impact of the storm remains uncertain, at this time, the university plans to resume normal operations tomorrow Wednesday, Sept. 5, with a start at 10 a.m. Classes will resume at 10:30 a.m.

We will continue to monitor the storm and advise of any changes to these plans no later than 8 a.m. tomorrow morning.

In the case of any major weather event or campus emergency, Loyola University New Orleans will always share information on the university homepage, the Emergency Management website, via email, via social media and through media news outlets, as appropriate.

And as always, safety first. During this event and any other inclement weather event we encounter, concerned commuter students should contact their professors to alert them of potential challenges as it relates to your commute, and they will work with you if your commute presents a hazardous situation. Loyola will not hold students responsible for classes missed due to the inability to commute to campus as a result of inclement weather. Likewise, faculty and staff should alert supervisors of any mitigating circumstances. First and foremost, we want you to remain safe.

Sincerely,

Chief Todd Warren

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Tuesday, Sept. 4, 7 a.m.

Dear Loyola community,

Tropical Storm Gordon is now predicted to reach the Mississippi coast this evening. Out of an abundance of caution, Loyola University New Orleans will cancel afternoon classes and suspend normal operations at 12:30 p.m. today, Sept. 4, 2018. All non-essential faculty and staff personnel will be excused. Essential employees will report to their supervisors.

Please note:

We will continue to closely track the weather and will advise by Wednesday at 8 a.m. at the latest, when we will know more about the weather and any possible power outages in the New Orleans area.

The Loyola University Police Department and the Office of Marketing and Communications will continue to update the university community via email, the Emergency Management website, and social media.

Thank you and stay safe,

Chief Todd Warren
Director of Public Safety

 

Monday, Sept. 3, 5 p.m.

Dear Loyola community,

We wanted to let you know, so that you can make arrangements, that Loyola will continue normal operations tomorrowTuesday, Sept. 4. Classes will be in session on both the Broadway and main campus. Employees are expected to report to work or contact their supervisors about mitigating circumstances.

The Loyola University New Orleans Emergency Management Team continues to monitor Tropical Storm Gordon and has been in contact with homeland security and city officials, as well as universities and schools throughout the area.

Forecast models are now showing that the storm has turned eastward and is expected to make landfall near Gulfport, Miss. between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Heavy rainfall and increased winds are expected in the greater New Orleans area.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide additional information to the Loyola community as warranted throughout the day tomorrow.

We encourage everyone to use a “safety first” mentality when you commute to and from campus during this event and any other inclement weather event we encounter. Concerned commuter students should contact their professors to alert them of potential challenges this storm presents as it relates to your commute home, and they will work with you if your commute indeed presents a hazardous situation. Loyola will not hold students responsible for classes missed due to the inability to commute to campus as a result of inclement weather. Likewise, faculty and staff should alert their supervisors of mitigating circumstances. We want you to remain safe.

The Loyola University Police Department and the Office of Marketing and Communications will continue to update the university community via email, the Emergency Management website, and social media.

Sincerely,

Chief Todd Warren
Director of Public Safety

 

Monday, Sept. 3, 11 a.m.

Dear Loyola community,

As with all major weather events, the Loyola University New Orleans Emergency Management Team continues to monitor weather in the tropics. As you may be aware, this morning a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico was upgraded and renamed Tropical Storm Gordon. At this time, forecast models show that the storm should make landfall overnight between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. The storm is expected to bring heavy rainfall and increased winds to the greater New Orleans area.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide additional information to the Loyola community as warranted. Our next update will be at 5 p.m. today.

Although it’s early in the forecast of this storm, it is always important to be prepared. Please take time to brush up on general safety measures in case of emergency:

The Loyola University Police Department, Office of Risk Management, Office of Marketing and Communications, Student Affairs, Residential Life, Facilities, Office of the Provost, and Office of the President all work together days in advance in preparation for any major weather event. To learn more about emergency preparation and Hurricane Preparedness at Loyola University New Orleans, you can visit the Student Affairs website or our Emergency Management website.

In the case of any major weather event or campus emergency, Loyola University New Orleans will always share information on the university homepage, the Emergency Management page, via email, via social media and through media news outlets, as appropriate.

Sincerely,

Chief Todd Warren
Director of Public Safety