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University Officials Monitor Hurricane Irene

August 24, 2011

Mid-Atlantic Christian University officials are monitoring the projected path of Hurricane Irene in the Atlantic Ocean and making preliminary storm preparations on campus.

As of 8 a.m. Thursday, August 25, Hurricane Irene is expected to pass over North Carolina's Outer Banks, with the storm center remaining just offshore as it passes Elizabeth City during the overnight hours of Saturday, August 27, and Sunday, August 28. Potential impacts on northeast North Carolina, including Elizabeth City, are unclear, but models indicate that the Elizabeth City area could experience tropical storm or Hurricane category I force winds. The area is under a hurricane watch.

At this time, the university has made no changes to its operating schedule. Students living in Mid-Atlantic housing have been receiving instructions on hurricane preparedness, and the University is maintaining close communication with regional emergency management sources. Grounds and facilities personnel are making preliminary preparations in the event that hurricane category 1 force winds and heavy rain impact Elizabeth City.

Updates for Mid-Atlantic students and employees will be posted to the Mid-Atlantic website as needed. Updates will also be available on the Mid-Atlantic Inclement Weather hotline at 252-334-2074.

Check the National Hurricane Center website for the latest information on Hurricane Irene.