Although meteorologists predict that Hurricane Irma will pass far west of Elon, the university is still preparing for the storm and potential flooding.

Following Governor Roy Cooper’s state of emergency declaration, Vice President for Student Life, Jon Dooley, emailed students, staff, and faculty about steps to take in case of emergency.

Because of uncertainty about the storm’s path, Elon advises students to cancel plans for travel off campus, andto notify their family and friends about their whereabouts.

Elon’s Physical Plant has taken multiple steps to prepare for the storm, fueling generators, stocking extra food in dining halls, preparing for student needs in residential facilities and arranging staff schedules in order to ensure proper response time in emergencies.

Students are advised to locate a flashlight and to keep all electronic devices, especially cell phones, charged.

Stores around the area are prepping for the storm, and students are advised to stock up on water and non-perishable food prior to the storm’s arrival.

In the event of emergency, make sure to check E-net, which will be frequently updated with storm notifications, and university operating hours, as well as student safety tips.

Elon will also communicate emergency information via E-Alert, Elon’s emergency notification system, and the Live Safe app, which allows users to receive important notifications from Campus Safety and Police.

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