Tropical Storm Erika Update
August 28, 2015
Barry University’s Command Decision Team continues to monitor the path of Tropical Storm Erika in the Atlantic Ocean.
As of 11 a.m. today, Tropical Storm Erika was located 65 miles SSE of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic moving toward the west near 18 mph. This general motion is expected to continue for the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the center of Erika will move over the Dominican Republic this afternoon, move near the Turks and Caicos Islands tonight, and move near the central and northwestern Bahamas Saturday and Saturday night.
The Tropical Storm Warning has been discontinued for the U.S. Virgin Islands, but Barry’s location in St. Croix remains closed on Friday, August 28, 2015.
Residents of the southern Florida Peninsula, the Florida Keys, and Cuba are encouraged to monitor the progress of Erika over the coming days.
At this time, all Barry University campuses on the Florida mainland remain under normal operating conditions.
Barry reminds all students, faculty and staff to familiarize yourself with Barry’s emergency policies and procedures by visiting the following web sites:
Reminder to students, faculty, and staff
To assist with the immediate dissemination of official Barry University emergency announcements, you are encouraged to verify that their emergency contact information is up-to-date. List all your phone numbers (cell, work, home) that you would like to receive emergency voice notifications.
NOTE: To ensure that you receive Barry’s emergency TEXT messages, you must select “Cell With Texting” (not just “Cell”). Provide additional email addresses (besides your Barry email), should you wish to receive emergency emails at these personal addresses.
Faculty and Staff:
Faculty and staff can visit Workday Visit the link below for step-by-step instructions to access your worker profile page to view your contact information as well as the steps to add or change your contact information or emergency contact information:
NOTE: To ensure that you receive Barry’s emergency TEXT messages, you must add a mobile phone number as one of your contact numbers.
In the event of an actual emergency, notifications and alerts will be broadcast immediately via a combination of any of the following communication channels:
- Electronic on-campus signage
- Recorded phone/voice message
- Barry’s on-campus emergency public address system.