August 28, 2008

Good Morning:

As we all keep an eye on the track of Gustav, I want to assure you that Tulane University is prepared. We have been closely monitoring the storm and stand ready to activate our well-tested emergency plan for the
safety of our students, faculty and staff should Gustav pose a serious threat to the New Orleans area as some forecasters are predicting, as of today. This plan served us well during Katrina when all of our campuses were safely evacuated. It has been further refined since then to ensure even greater efficiency and effectiveness.

Now is the time for each of us (students, faculty and staff) to make or finalize our personal evacuation plan so we know how we are leaving the city should the need arise. We also want everyone to continue to monitor our emergency web site and our Alert Line (504-862-8080 or toll-free 1-877-862-8080) for updated information on evacuation orders, closings, re-openings and other emergency

Those of us who went through Hurricane Katrina will once again summon the determination, will and experience that brought us through that storm to assure those who are new to this experience that now is the time to prepare and to remain calm and focused. By remembering this, we will be fine, no matter which path Gustav takes.


Office of the President Emeritus, 1555 Poydras St, Suite 700, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-274-3638