Dear Southern University at New Orleans Community:
Southern University at New Orleans continues to monitor Tropical Depression Nicholas. After assessing the campus, we will reopen Thursday, September 16, with normal operations.
We are asking the University community to monitor official Southern University at New Orleans social media channels, campus emails, and our hurricane preparedness website. Also, follow the channels of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and the Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOLA Ready).
Additionally, continue to monitor reputable news and weather channels in your respective areas.
BEFORE THE STORM
- View the Hurricane Preparedness Guide.
- Educate yourself and remained informed. When Southern University at New Orleans is threatened by Tropical Storm students, faculty, and staff will be notified of cancellations and closures by SUNO Emergency Text Alert System.
- Review SUNO's Hurricane Emergency Preparedness Plan.
- Take time to make an emergency plan. NOLA Ready features the ability to make your very own plan which includes templates.
- Gather supplies and build an emergency kit. You should be prepared and have on hand supplies to last up to 48-72 hours. Supplies you should include are:
- Food: Non-perishable
- NOAA weather radio: battery or hand crank, extra batteries for both
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First aid kit: to include any medication or prescription
- Tool-kit and/or multi-tool
- Sanitation and personal hygiene items
- Personal and important documents
- Cell phone with chargers
- Emergency contact information
- Specialty items: Medical supplies, baby supplies, pet supplies
- Work gloves
DURING THE STORM
- Listen to the radio or watch TV for information.
- Be sure to remain indoors, stay away from windows, glass doors, and find a safe room (typically interior room with no windows.
- Do not go outside and understand that as the eye of the storm passes there will usually be a short period of calmness.
WHEN THE STORM PASSES
- Listen to the radio or watch TV to ensure confirmation that the storm has in fact passed.
- Be careful of debris, standing water, downed power lines, and other hazards.
- If you have to drive or travel, do so carefully and cautiously. Do not drive through any standing water as they may deeper than they appear.
ADDITIONAL HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
- NOLA Ready
- NOLA Ready Guide to Hurricanes
- NOLA Ready Emergency Alerts
- NOLA Special Needs Registry
- Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
- Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guides
- National Hurricane Center
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Visit www.511la.org for road updates. Keep your phones charged and near you while the inclement weather conditions continue in order to receive potential emergency messaging.