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Furman monitoring Sally; will update campus as needed

Update, Thursday, Sept. 17, 10:50 a.m.

The Greenville area is now expecting lower amounts of rainfall at 3-4 inches, according to the latest information from the National Weather Service. Most of the rainfall will occur today with wind gusts up to 20 mph. Campus officers are monitoring conditions on campus, and an emergency notification will be sent if conditions on campus become unsafe, or if the NWS issues a flood or tornado warning for our location.

 

Update, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 7:09 p.m.

According to the latest information from the National Weather Service, the Greenville area is expecting 4-6 inches of rain beginning early Thursday through Friday, with peak wind gusts up to 30 mph and moderate flooding along the Saluda river, as Hurricane Sally becomes a depression and passes through the Upstate. Please monitor news sources for regular weather updates.

If you are traveling to campus, use caution and avoid driving through large puddles or standing water on roadways. Students and employees should be aware of their surroundings while walking on campus during strong winds and rain. Furman Police will continue to monitor campus conditions and send alerts if conditions become unsafe.

The university also will provide updates as necessary on its news site. Students, faculty and staff will also receive text and email alerts in emergency situations. For up-to-date weather alerts and other emergency notifications, follow Furman on Twitter and Facebook or call the Furman weather line at 864-294-3766.

 

Update, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 10:27 a.m.

Furman University is monitoring the forecast for Hurricane Sally and will provide updates on this site as needed about how the storm could impact campus and Greenville area.

According to the latest information from the National Weather Service, the hurricane is expected to make landfall on the Central Gulf Coast as a Category 1 hurricane on Wednesday.

The remnants of the storm will likely bring heavy rainfall to the Upstate beginning late Wednesday evening and lasting through Friday. Furman and the Greenville area could see 4 to 6 inches of rain.

Information about how Furman prepares for inclement weather situations is available here. More information about general hurricane preparedness can be found at the National Weather Service.

Faculty and staff should use caution when traveling to campus later this week, avoiding possible flooded areas. Students and employees should be aware of their surroundings while walking on campus during strong winds and rain.

The university will continue to monitor conditions and provide updates on this site as necessary. Students, faculty and staff will also receive text and email alerts in emergency situations. For up-to-date weather alerts and other emergency notifications, follow Furman on Twitter and Facebook or call the Furman weather line at 864-294-3766.

Last updated September 16, 2020
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