• Ruskin campus to be closed Saturday through Tuesday

    Gannon's Ruskin Campus will be closed Saturday, Aug. 31, through Tuesday, Sept. 3, as a precaution for Hurricane Dorian.

    There are no classes scheduled Monday, Sept. 2 in recognition of the Labor Day holiday. Additionally, classes will be canceled Tuesday, Sept. 3, when the hurricane is expected to reach the Ruskin area.

    At this time, the University is scheduled to re-open and classes will resume on Wednesday, Sept. 4. The University will continue to monitor the weather conditions and will provide an update and any changes to this schedule on Tuesday or earlier if needed. 

    Communication updates will be shared through the following channels:

    About Hurricane Dorian:

    The National Weather Service is currently expecting this storm to come ashore early Monday as a Category 4 storm on the east coast of the state and to sweep across to Florida's west coast, near Tampa. 

    For updates on Hurricane Dorian from the National Hurricane Center, visit:https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Dorian

    Hurricane Preparation & Safety Reminders:

    ·        Do not wait until the last minute to make plans - purchase necessary supplies and secure belongings accordingly to remain safe.

    ·        Move away from the storm path as needed and follow instructions of government officials for evacuation routes and shelter locations. 


    ·        Plan for possible power outages; turn off and unplug all electrical equipment, and dispose of perishable items.

    ·        Prepare for possible flooding or water damage by relocating critical equipment to elevated areas or windowless rooms away from external walls.

    ·        Lock filing cabinets and desk drawers to secure books and valuable papers.

    ·        High winds are to be expected, remove all loose items from outside and window ledges.

     

    Emergency Text Alerts

    Register to receive emergency text message alerts at my.gannon.edu under the "Emergency Notifications" tab at the bottom of the homepage.

     

    University Emergency Contacts

    Hillsborough County Sheriff

    813-247-8000

     

    Tampa Police Department

    813-276-3200

     

    Gannon Police and Safety Emergency

    814-871-7777

     

    For national and regional weather safety tips, please visit:

    Hillsborough County

    https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/residents/public-safety/emergency-management/stay-safe

     

    National Hurricane Center (Hurricane Preparedness)

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php

     

    American Red Cross

    http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies

     

    Florida Division of Emergency Management

    http://www.floridadisaster.org/index.asp

     

    Weather Channel

    https://www.weatherchannel.com

     

     

    Emergency Backup Phone Line

    814-452-3933 

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