Emergency Preparedness

August 13, 2021 5:53 PM EST

Tropical Depression Fred Update #3

Tropical Depression Fred Update #3

A tropical storm warning is now in effect for the Florida Keys, with a tropical storm watch still in place for parts of the southwest coast of Florida.

The impact on the Florida peninsula is expected to begin tonight, with heavy rainfall anticipated through Monday in the southern and central parts of the state.

Local officials note that South Florida may experience winds that could reach tropical storm force in periods of brief gusts and squalls, and that flooding is the greatest threat at this time. The most likely arrival time of sustained tropical storm force winds in South Florida is Saturday and Saturday night. A Flood Watch is in effect for all of South Florida starting at 8PM tonight through Sunday evening.

There are currently no changes to any scheduled activities at any Barry University locations. The Command Decision Team (CDT) continues to monitor Tropical Depression Fred and will provide updates as conditions warrant.

It is important all Barry University students and employees continue to monitor the barry.edu/prepare website and our Emergency Hotline at 305-899-4000 for updated information, as well local media outlets for the latest on the storm.

 Previous Emergency Preparedness Messages

Wind Speed Forecast for Miami Shores, FL

BarryU Emergency Alerts

In the event of a campus emergency or severe weather, Barry University uses a system of alerts that aim to ensure the health and safety of its students, faculty, and staff.

The University's official communications will be made via:

  • Social Media
  • University internal and external websites
  • SMS, Phone Recordings
  • Email
  • On-Campus Alerts

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to update their contact information to ensure they receive text, voice and email alerts.