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Hurricane Irene Update

Sunday, August 28, 2011
12 noon
Marymount experienced a power outage last night as a result of the hurricane. As of 12 noon today (Sunday) electrical power and telephone service have been restored on campus. Activities are proceeding as scheduled.
A Message from the President
Friday, August 26, 3 p.m.
Dear Members of the Marymount Community:

Marymount University is closely monitoring the progress of Hurricane Irene and making all appropriate preparations to ensure the safety of the campus community.

At this time, we anticipate that weekend programs and activities on campus will be held as scheduled.

The National Weather Service is projecting that northern Virginia may experience up to several inches of rain and moderately high winds. The most likely negative impact on our campus is power outage. The University is prepared with supplies of bottled water, non-perishable food, and emergency lighting. Please remember that candles and open flames of any kind are prohibited in campus buildings.

In the event of sustained high winds (which increase the likelihood of power outage), the University may elect to shut down all campus elevators. Stairways are equipped with emergency lighting.

Students in the residence halls will be kept informed of developments throughout the weekend by neon-orange emergency flyers posted around campus and direct communication from University staff. Information updates affecting the entire Marymount community will be provided through a variety of media, including the MU Alerts system, the University’s emergency-information phone line (703-526-6888), and the website.

The safety of Marymount’s students, faculty, staff, and visitors is our top priority. Please be assured that we will continue to monitor this situation closely and take every appropriate precaution.

Matthew D. Shank