The University continues to monitor Hurricane Sandy as it is travels north. There is a potential weather impact statewide beginning possibly Monday. The National Weather Service currently indicates the possibility of heavy rain with a chance of flooding and strong winds for the greater Lewisburg area, with a potential for creek flooding and drain blockage. Please watch for more specific information and instructions sent via the campus alert and/or text messages, if necessary.
For your information, Harris lot is the most susceptible for flooding and you may want to move your vehicle on Monday as a precaution if you are parked in that lot. Certain other areas on and around campus are subject to flooding under such conditions, particularly on S. 5th, S. 6th, St. George, Walker and Loomis Sts., and near Harris, Hunt, Vedder and Larison Halls. Because of falling leaves and drainage, the Gateway parking lot also has the potential to flash flood The Bull Run Creek in that area is capable of flooding quite suddenly, without warning signs. Persons who typically park in those lots and streets may want to relocate their vehicles on Monday to the Upper Stadium parking lot , the new South Campus parking lot, the west side of the Stadium, the BU West parking lot, or any available uphill parking location, again only as a precaution.
Also, for off-campus students, the Lewisburg Boro aerial siren should sound should flooding become imminent.
Members of the campus community are advised to first check flood-prone areas before walking or driving in them, to remain indoors during heavy rains and winds and to secure any outdoor items or equipment that could be affected by flooding.
Please watch for further notices and instructions as more specific information becomes available.
Campus Alert Center