Emergency Preparedness

January 30, 2020 12:00 AM EST

Emergency Notification

Emergency Notification

Dear Barry Community,

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake has struck in the Caribbean Sea west of Jamaica and south of Cuba. There have been reports of buildings shaking in Downtown Miami, Brickell, and Kendall (Dadeland area), which have prompted evacuations as a precaution. There is no immediate threat to our campus community. 

Public Safety and Emergency Management have been in touch with the Miami-Dade County Emergency Operations Center and Miami-Dade County is under normal operations. While we are very familiar with hurricane and weather-related emergency procedures, we have developed earthquake safety guidelines for your use as a precaution.

We will continue to monitor this situation and update the campus community if needed.


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.