Archive: Hurricane Matthew Update #7

Friday, October 7, at 5:30 p.m.

Changes since the last update

Hurricane Matthew is now a category 2 storm with sustained winds of 110mph. The eye of the storm is about 40 miles due east of Jacksonville, just off our coast.

We are cautiously optimistic that, within the next hour or so, conditions here will begin to improve. That does not mean that we will all be returning to normal operations tonight; we will continue to experience rain and wind through Friday night and early Saturday morning. It does mean that we are almost through the worst of this storm.

On Campus

Students are safe in Oak and Botts Halls. They’re having chicken, potatoes, and broccoli for dinner tonight. Watch Facebook for photos and updates from the residence halls.


We will continue communicating with you by email, social media, and the website throughout the storm. Emergency alerts will be sent via text.

For continued updates, please check our Facebook, Twitter, and the website. If you have questions, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.