There is still a lot of uncertainty around the forecast for Tropical Storm Ida, but our weather partners are now predicting that it may make landfall on the central Louisiana coast Sunday afternoon. In New Orleans, we can expect to experience tropical weather conditions as early as late Saturday night, continuing into Monday.
In an abundance of caution, we will cancel classes and release non-essential personnel starting at 3:30 p.m. on Friday. This gives you the opportunity to evacuate this weekend if you choose to do so. If you plan to ride out the storm, be sure that you take time to prepare before the tropical weather reaches our area. We have resources on this website, and NOLA Ready has useful information as well.
For now, we are planning to keep campus services operational on Saturday, but that is subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Employees, please prepare your offices before you leave campus on Friday.