Archive: Hurricane Irma Update #8
Sunday, September 10, at 8:15 p.m.
Changes since the last update
Oak, Botts and Williams are now officially on lockdown. For their safety, students will not be permitted to go outside or move between the buildings for the remaining duration of the storm. Dining will continue to be served in the respective residences until the threat has passed.
‘Lockdown’ orders will be lifted when we determine that it is safe for students to venture out of the residence halls.
Throughout the night, Hurricane Irma will begin to make its closest pass to Jacksonville. We anticipate peak winds to occur between 3:00 am and 6:00 am Monday morning. Our hope is that our students can sleep through most of it, even an occasional power outage, with minimal disturbance. The campus will still be experiencing strong and dangerous gusts throughout the morning hours diminishing rapidly in the afternoon, but the current track indicates a lower risk of hurricane-force winds.
We encourage everyone on campus to exercise caution and remain indoors to avoid the possibility of falling tree limbs or lightning. A pause in the rain does not mean it is safe to go outside yet. Even after the storm, once the sun comes out, please stay indoors until campus has been inspected and the 'all-clear' has been given.
Below, you can take a look at the students' experience on Sunday. Look for more pictures and video on Facebook.