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Tropical Storm Ida Update

August 26, 2021
7 p.m.

Our Office of Emergency Preparedness, along with weather partners at AccuWeather and the National Hurricane Center, is actively monitoring Tropical Storm Ida. We are also in contact with city and state emergency officials. Currently, Ida is projected to make landfall along the Louisiana coast on Sunday as a strong Category 2 hurricane. The New Orleans area is expected to experience heavy rain, high winds, power outages and street flooding.

We are taking all necessary measures to secure and prepare our community members and our facilities for Ida, including staging water and food. Everyone should begin making their personal hurricane preparations now, including securing batteries, water and food to last several days. For more information on personal storm preparations, please visit emergencyprep.tulane.edu/hurricanes.

Tulane will hold classes and continue normal operations tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 27 and Saturday, Aug. 28. We will announce any changes to the weekend class schedule or the early weekday class/work schedule tomorrow morning.

Please continue to monitor your email for daily updates from Tulane, which will also be posted at tulane.edu/emergency. In addition, you can stay updated with Nola Ready emergency alerts at ready.nola.gov/alerts.

Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response