Rollins College is currently at Level 3 – Monitoring. We are watching a developing system in the Gulf of Mexico. We do not expect any significant storm related issues to affect the central Florida area at this time.
We are currently monitoring all systems in the tropics – TS Karen, Jerry and TD 13 – and will keep the Rollins College campus community informed as needed. No impacts are expected on the central Florida area at this time.
We are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Jerry as it moves across the Atlantic. It is not expected to affect Florida at this time. Jerry is expected to strengthen and be a hurricane when its moves near the northern Leeward Islands Friday. It should be turning to the north during the weekend.
Additional systems are expected to develop later this week. We will notify you if necessary regarding these.
Level 3 – Monitoring
We continue to closely monitor a Potential Tropical Cyclone in the area of the Bahamas. At this time, it appears that it will develop and move north/northwest up the coast of Florida. It does not appear to present any significant issues for the campus at this time. We can expect heavy periods of rain and possible wind gusts that exceed 30 mph. We will continue to monitor this system and all weather systems in the Atlantic Ocean.
Rollins College is currently at Level 3 – Monitoring. We are watching two systems- one in the Atlantic and one in the Caribbean/Bahamas. Currently neither system is expected to develop to the level of a Tropical Storm, however we will closely watch them and keep the campus updated.
This morning the College’s Facilities team was able to conduct a preliminary walk-through to assess damage to campus. We have experienced some downed limbs and debris, but overall, we are pleased to report that campus has fared well. All buildings have power.
Now that we’ve been given the all-clear, we are actively working toward reopening campus on Thursday as planned, and will hold classes Friday. You will receive additional communications from your particular school (CLA, Holt and Crummer) providing specific information about Friday’s class schedule, information about the opening of residence halls at 8 a.m. Thursday, as well as additional information about Welcome Back activities starting Friday and running through next week.
We know many in our community are eager to support relief efforts in the Bahamas. Please also look for a message from the Center for Leadership & Community Engagement detailing ways you can help.
This will be the final update regarding Hurricane Dorian from the PIO team. We appreciate your continued patience and understanding after the storm.