TROPICAL DEPRESSION ETA – ADVISORY 1
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2020, 2 P.M.
The University of Miami continues to closely monitor Tropical Depression Eta, which is currently located approximately 700 miles southwest of Miami-Dade County. Keeping the University community safe and informed are the top priorities as we continue to monitor Tropical Depression Eta.
At this time, there are no storm-related changes to University operations, including UHealth.
There is currently a 25-30% chance of South Florida experiencing tropical storm conditions Sunday into Monday. Impacts could include tropical storm force winds, heavy rainfall, localized flooding, and isolated tornadoes. If Tropical Depression Eta continues on this forecast track, then the earliest reasonable time impacts would be experienced in South Florida is Sunday.
Facilities and Operations personnel on all campuses have begun preparing campus exterior areas. The University will continue to actively monitor and assess the situation and is prepared to take additional action should it become necessary.
The University community is advised to monitor UM Emergency Management social media accounts at www.facebook.com/UMiamiENN and www.twitter.com/UMiamiENN for interim updates.
General Emergency Preparedness Information
Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to review the general emergency preparedness steps below:
As a reminder, the University only issues evacuation orders for the Coral Gables Campus if direct impacts are expected from a Category 3 or greater storm. This is not expected to be the case given the current forecast.
Emergency Alerts: Verify that your personal and emergency contact information is up to date in CaneLink or Workday. Continue to monitor official University communications. When a situation warrants, the University will issue emergency information via mass text, voice messages, and emails. The latest information is also posted on the University homepage and University Emergency Information Hotline at 800-227-0354.
Ensure you have an emergency kit with essential supplies needed for a minimum of three to seven days.
Supervisors and unit emergency planners should confirm their unit’s continuity plan in the UReady Continuity Planning System.
Each unit’s human resources partner can use the “UM Emergency Contact Information” report in Workday to provide management with the latest contact information for all employees in the unit. Printed copies of this report should be maintained by managers and a copy uploaded to UReady.
Additional information on hurricane preparedness can be found on the University’s Hurricane Preparedness website.