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Weather Advisory

Weather Advisories

STAY INFORMED AND BE PREPARED

NSU Community

Nova Southeastern University is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Philippe. T.S. Philippe is expected to move northeast over South Florida, with the most severe conditions remaining to the east of South Florida’s populations centers. At this time, no disruptions to normal NSU operations are anticipated.

The system is expected to strengthen further tonight and early Sunday as it moves very close to the coast of southeastern Florida and through the northern Bahamas by mid-day Sunday. Heavy rain will continue to expand across southern Florida and parts of the northern Bahamas tonight, exiting the region Sunday morning. Wind gusts of 40-60 mph can be expected near where the center of the storm tracks.

No further updates will be made unless warranted by a significant change in the storm’s intensification or trajectory.

At this time, all students, faculty and staff should review their personal hurricane/storm plans and ensure preparedness. Residential and commuter students can find information and resources at nova.edu/publicsafety/forms/hurricane_brochure.pdf and all previous Hurricane Maria updates at nova.edu/hurricane/archive. For information on evacuation centers across the state of Florida, visit floridadisaster.org/shelters.

Finally, and extremely important, please update your Personal Emergency Contact Information. To register your information and/or to check and update your existing contact information, please visit nova.edu/emergency/notification/registration-process. When you register, your identification code is your NSU "N" Number, and when prompted to input your phone numbers, please do so without any dashes (e.g., 9542625398). Also, the new system allows you to input multiple phones, texts, and email addresses.

Puerto Rico Travel and NSU CARES Fund

Hurricane Maria was the most dangerous storm to hit Puerto Rico in a century, bringing "catastrophic" 155mph winds and knocking out power to the island's entire population of 3.5 million. The hurricane left a path of destruction that will only become evident in the days and weeks to come. Many Nova Southeastern University students, faculty and staff, and alumni have close connections to Puerto Rico, and we stand strong with you in this difficult time.

Due to safety concerns, NSU will freeze all university-related travel to the island, until such time that it is safe to travel and help with restoration efforts. NSU’s Puerto Rico Regional Campus sustained some damage, the extent of which is not yet known. If you already have NSU-related travel booked, please reach out to the NSU Travel Office at (954) 262-8888, or 1-800-541-6682 x28888, or email the NSU Travel Office at: julie@universal-travel.com.

NSU administration is working with the Colleges of Pharmacy and Education to ensure that the fall term normalizes as soon as possible. Information on classes/coursework will be communicated directly from your colleges.

After Hurricane Irma, NSU created NSU CARES to offer our help to those who are in need. Now, we are extending that fund to NSU's students and faculty/staff members who are affected by Hurricane Maria.

We want to thank everyone in the community, and beyond, who have reached out to help in their own meaningful ways. To date, we have received many offers to help and volunteer, and raised over $25,000 to support those most affected. Please consider making a donation or volunteering time to help these individuals return to a sense of normalcy, in what are quite abnormal times. You can DONATE online, or by texting NSUCARES to 41444.

To volunteer your assistance, or request relief support, please email nsucares@nova.edu.

To request assistance from NSU Cares, please complete the NSU Cares form and email to nsucares@nova.edu.

Thank you for your support and contributions, and stay Shark Strong.

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