September 2, 2011
Well, this is not the Tulane Talk I had hoped to send this morning but I wanted to let you know that we are closely monitoring Tropical Depression 13, which is forecast to produce heavy rains and winds in our area as it moves onshore as Tropical Storm Lee this weekend.
The Tulane Emergency Operating Group has met and is now completing all necessary storm preparations on Tulane's campuses. As of now, Tulane is operating normally with classes being held and all facilities and buildings open.
The primary threat from this storm will be street flooding caused by heavy rains. There is no threat to the city's levees but we should all exercise caution and avoid any possible flooded areas.
Any updates on the storm or changes to the university's normal operating hours will be posted on the Alert Line 504-862-8080 or Toll-Free 1-877-862-8080 and at emergency.tulane.edu.
Stay safe and dry,
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