Clemson University Emergency Management is closely monitoring Hurricane Idalia, which is forecast to rapidly intensify today and impact Florida as a major hurricane on Wednesday and move close to the South Carolina coastline on Thursday. Tropical Storm-force winds and significant flooding impacts are possible in the state’s Eastern regions by Wednesday.
At this time, all Clemson University facilities continue to operate on a normal schedule and emergency management has upgraded the University’s Emergency Operations Center to Operating Condition 2, Enhanced Awareness. Students, faculty and staff at potentially impacted locations can expect continued communications from their local leadership. While county closings have not yet been issued, a full list of closings is always available on the SCEMD county closings website.
The safety of our students, faculty and staff is our top priority. Therefore, in areas where counties and Clemson University facilities close, classes will be canceled at those locations to allow impacted individuals to focus on safety.
Stay tuned to your local media and the National Weather Service for the latest forecasts and review the following preparedness resources:
- South Carolina Hurricane Guide
- National Hurricane Preparedness
- South Carolina Emergency Management Division
Per South Carolina policy, when inclement weather occurs in South Carolina, state government offices and their employees/student workers will follow the same weather hazard decisions made by county government officials where the state offices are located.
For faculty, staff and student workers, your supervisor is your first point of contact regarding expectations for work during an inclement weather event. Read Clemson University’s emergency closing policy and procedures so you will know what to do if conditions deteriorate and watch for additional University communications with instructions related to inclement weather.