August 27, 2012 8:40 AM
New Wave staff
The latest update from Tulane’s weather service indicates promising trends for the New Orleans area regarding lower winds and rainfall associated with Isaac. The service reports that the storm is predicted to make landfall along the southeast Louisiana coast, most likely as a Category 1 storm.
According to the service, the storm differs from Katrina in that is far weaker and is approaching New Orleans from a different angle.
At this time rainfall is predicted to be 5-10 inches from Tuesday through Wednesday (Aug. 28–29) and peak winds will affect our area from 7-10 p.m. Tuesday evening.
All classes that start at 5 p.m. or later today are cancelled. All other Monday classes will keep to their regular schedules. The university will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The university announced earlier that all students who live on campus will shelter in place. Tulane anticipates limited availability of services on campus for students on Tuesday and Wednesday. Further information with respect to these services will be available later today.
The student call center opens at 8:30 a.m. The number is 504-247-1340. Airport shuttles begin at 9 a.m. and will also leave at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The next update will be at 4 p.m. All members of the Tulane community can monitor notices from the university at emergency.tulane.edu, or by calling the AlertLine at 504-862-8080 or toll-free, 877-862-8080.
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