The latest information from StormGeo has shifted the projected path of the storm a little further west than what they shared yesterday. While this is bad news for our neighbors in central Louisiana, it is promising for us. Some residents in low-lying areas may need to evacuate, but currently there is no call for mandatory evacuation in the city. The storm is predicted to make landfall in the central Louisiana coast around 3 p.m. on Friday, with weather impacts to our area primarily between mid-morning and late evening on Friday.
At this time we are still planning for virtual classes on Friday. We are still evaluating other campus operations like dining and library hours and will make that determination tomorrow when the forecast is even more certain.
While we are not expecting the full impact of a hurricane, we may still see some heavy rain and there is the possibility of isolated tornadoes. Please stay weather aware and keep your mobile devices charged and with you at all times in case of emergency alerts.