Meredith Prepares for Hurricane Irene
Weather forecasts are predicting that Hurricane Irene could be a threat to the North Carolina coastline, as well as to other parts of the state. While the storm is not currently forecast to directly affect Raleigh, Meredith College is preparing for severe weather.
The safety, security and well-being of all members of the Meredith community are always of the highest priority. Campus leaders are constantly monitoring weather reports and forecasts related to Hurricane Irene. The Meredith College Incident Management Team is meeting regularly to prepare for any possible severe weather.
Meredith College will be able to provide housing and food for students in the event that the hurricane has an impact on campus. The dining hall is making plans to provide food following the hurricane. Meredith residence life staff members have reviewed inclement weather procedures and residence directors are equipped with flashlights, cellular phones and other needed items.
Commuter students can make arrangements to seek shelter on campus during the storm by contacting the Residence Director on Duty at (919) 612-6350. Commuters who wish to stay on campus need to provide their own bedding, towels and personal items.
As of Wednesday, Aug. 24, all Meredith College classes and activities are on schedule.
In addition to the measures taken by the College, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to review hurricane preparedness plans. Click here to view Hurricane Preparedness Tips.
Meredith College is prepared for emergency situations of all kinds. For more information on emergency planning at Meredith, visit www.meredith.edu/emergency-planning.