Hurricane Updates

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Class schedule (Update as of 9/19/2017:)

Classes will resume tomorrow as regularly scheduled.

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hurricane updates

september 19, 2017

Classes will resume tomorrow as regularly scheduled.

September 18, 2017

Hurricane Maria will pass south of us early tomorrow morning. Although the storm will not hit us directly, it will be close enough and of sufficient strength for us to experience strong winds and rain.  Please follow the guidelines already sent to you.  The campus will close today at 5 PM (last buses leave at 5 PM)  and reopen on Wednesday at 8 AM, unless otherwise indicated.  AND PLEASE – stay inside at home.

September 17, 2017

Tropical Storm Maria is headed our way.  It is strengthening so it will be a hurricane as it makes its closest approach on Tuesday morning.  Although Maria will not be near as strong as Irma, all storms and hurricanes are events for which to prepare.  I want all of you to make similar preparations (get bottled water, place your ID in plastic bags, fill your generators, etc.) as you did for Irma.  Currently, the different model tracks have the hurricane passing us to the south but one of the models has it coming very close.  We will know more this afternoon and I will update you.

As of now, we have normal classes tomorrow.

September 9, 2017

11:00AM

The tropical storm watch has been removed for Antigua.

AICASA will have a normal class schedule on Monday.

Let us try to get back to normal.

SEptember 8, 2017

11:00AM

The 11 AM forecast is calling Jose a Cat 4 hurricane now.  It’s closest forecasted point of approach for Antigua is now 62.4 miles.

Results for Antigua (17.12N, 61.78W):

The approximate Closest Point of Approach (CPA) is located near 17.9N, 61.2W or about 62.4 miles (100.4 km) from your location. The estimated time of when the center of the storm will be at that location is in about 1 day, 1 hours and 11 minutes from now (Saturday, September 9 at 12:30PM AST).

The risk of Hurricane force winds have increased to 20% 

5:00AM

This mornings NOAA information has us under a Tropical Storm Warning.  Although we remain under a Hurricane watch, the current forecast is predicting only a 5% chance of Hurricane force winds.  The prediction for Tropical force winds remains at about 70%.

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Results for Antigua (17.12N, 61.78W):

The approximate Closest Point of Approach (CPA) is located near 18.2N, 61.1W or about 86.7 miles (139.6 km) from your location. The estimated time of when the center of the storm will be at that location is in about 1 day, 8 hours and 53 minutes from now (Saturday, September 9 at 1:54PM AST).

Although Jose is not expected to strengthen over the next 24 hours, it remains a powerful Cat 3 Hurricaine with 120mph winds predicted as it passes to the north of us. Because of the uncertainty of the predictions, we are preparing on campus ad diligently as we did for Irma.  You should as well.  Do not let the good fortune we had with Irma lull you into complacency.

Our plans will be similar to those for Irma.

As with Irma, AUA's Flex room will be open for students who feel unsafe in their current living situation.  Please bring food and water, blankets etc. with you if you come to shelter on campus.  

Above all remain calm, stay indoors during the storm.  You guys are Hurricaine veterans now.  We got this.

More updates will follow.