Emergency management personnel at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach, Florida, campus are closely tracking the development of Hurricane Idalia. While Daytona Beach remains south of the “cone of uncertainty,” the university is planning for contingencies.
This is the latest NOAA advisory on Hurricane Idalia at the time of writing.
Embry-Riddle’s experienced Emergency Response Team is ready to handle storm situations in Florida. Dr. Randell Barry, the university’s meteorologist, provides constant updates to senior leadership. The university has a well-coordinated effort involving various units such as Facilities, Dining Services, Housing & Residence Life, and more, all working together under the direction of Campus Safety & Security.
Although there is no present danger to the university, students, faculty, and staff should now review their hurricane preparedness and evacuation plans.
How does Embry-Riddle respond to storms?
The university will encourage students to shelter with family and friends if conditions require a campus evacuation. Embry-Riddle will also provide information concerning local shelters that Volusia County Emergency Management identified. Students may be asked to shelter in place depending upon the circumstances of a particular storm.
Students and Families
As the National Hurricane Center forecast is updated, the University will decide on the next best steps. Meanwhile, students are encouraged to keep close contact with their families to ease concerns.
Family members with questions can call 386-226-6100 or toll-free 800-862-2416.
Students Urged to Stay Informed
Students are urged to stay tuned to their Embry-Riddle email and use ERNIE and RAVE accounts for updates. Those who are not signed up for RAVE campus alerts can sign up here: https://www.getrave.com/login/erau
For the latest information on the storm’s track and other information, see Storm Updates: Tracking Idalia