Wednesday, August 29, 10:25 a.m.
A few minutes ago, we learned that the decision has been made by LSU’s Emergency Operations Center to close the A&M campus on Thursday. The Law Center’s policy is to follow the lead of the A&M campus in decisions about storm-related closures, so the Law Center will also be closed on Thursday, August 30.
No decision has been made, yet, concerning Friday, but the storm situation will continue to be monitored, and additional decisions will be made as circumstances warrant.
Earlier today, many members of the LSU community received a potentially helpful message about “sheltering in place.” I incorporate it below:
The LSU Emergency Operations Center is advising members of the LSU community to shelter in place from 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, until approximately 7 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, as sustained winds of more than 35 mph are expected for the Baton Rouge area during that time frame.
“Shelter in place” means that people should remain indoors and not venture outside. The LSU community is asked to take this advisory seriously, as high winds can create dangerous flying debris, downed power lines and other hazardous conditions. The LSU EOC’s top priority is the safety of all students, faculty and staff.
Any updates to the situation will be posted to www.lsu.edu.
The A&M website, referenced immediately above, includes additional storm-related information.
Greg Smith, Vice Chancellor for Business and Financial Affairs