Emergency situations are never convenient, which is why it is critical that our community be prepared for the unknown. Being able to respond and activate either a departmental or individual emergency plan is not an easy feat. By reviewing plans and engaging our community more frequently, we can create a culture of preparedness and actually become more resilient together. We strongly encourage everyone to become familiar with their own plans, be it an individual plan, family plan, or department plan, in order to be more resilient once an emergency strikes.
The university is currently operating under a normal business schedule.
We are closely monitoring the possible effects of saltwater intrusion from the Gulf of Mexico to the city of New Orleans’ water supply. Given the extended drought conditions we have been experiencing, the freshwater flow rate coming down the Mississippi River has been low and now seawater from the Gulf is slowly making its way up river.