Today at Elon / Elon University tracking Hurricane Ian – Today at Elon

  • September 28, 2022

By Elon University News Bureau, staff
September 27, 2022
The category 3 hurricane is expected to make landfall in Florida and could bring heavy rains and strong winds to the Elon area later this week.
University officials are keeping a close eye on the path of Hurricane Ian and are planning for the possibility of severe weather in central North Carolina once the storm moves inland.
Hurricane Ian is making its way through the Atlantic and is currently moving across western Cuba, causing significant damage. The edge of the storm is currently predicted to reach west central Florida and continue a path northward through Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina throughout this week. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has established a special website to offer regularly updated information about the storm.
Many Elon students come from areas in Hurricane Ian’s path. Anyone who is concerned about a student who is significantly affected by the storm or students who are concerned about how the hurricane may impact them and their loved ones should contact Student Care and Outreach.
University officials have been monitoring the projected path of the storm. Current predictions for the Elon area include significant rainfall starting Friday, through the weekend. Campus departments are preparing for any potential impact.
This weekend is Family Weekend at Elon and the university will keep the community updated about any changes to planned events, especially outdoor activities that will be adapted to the weather conditions. No changes to Saturday’s football game between #23 Elon and #22 Richmond, scheduled for a 2 p.m. kickoff at Rhodes Stadium, are anticipated at this time. Families who have registered for Family Weekend events will receive additional communication about rain plans for those activities. All are encouraged to monitor the Family Weekend website and official Elon social media channels for updates.
Additionally, this post will be updated with new information from weather forecasts and any important operational changes at the university. The university will offer its next community-wide email update on Hurricane Ian no later than 5 p.m. on, Wednesday, Sept. 28.
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The category 3 hurricane is expected to make landfall in Florida and could bring heavy rains and strong winds to the Elon area later this week.
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