Monitoring Hurricane Isaias

Campus resumes currently scheduled operations on Monday, August 3.

 
Update as of Monday, August 3

As of today, Monday, August 3, Full Sail’s campus will resume currently scheduled operations.


Summary of Current Situation

Update Monday, August 3 at 5:00 a.m. - Isaias, previously a Category 1 hurricane, delivered torrential rains and high winds to the Bahamas Friday before heading toward Florida, according to forecasters.

Early Saturday evening, Isaias was downgraded to a tropical storm.

Tropical Storm Isaias is forecast to become a hurricane on Monday and a hurricane warning has been issued for a portion of the coast of North Carolina and South Carolina, according to the National Hurricane Center.

As of 5 a.m. Monday, Isaias was about 115 miles east-southeast of Jacksonville and was moving north at 9 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. Tropical storm conditions will spread northward along the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina within the warning area on Monday.

While Central Florida and Full Sail have weathered dozens of tropical storms and hurricanes in the past, your safety is our top priority. Wind and rain impacts are possible in Florida for the next 24 hours, and our University administration and operations teams will remain vigilant in communicating any emergency closures or class and event schedule changes.


To Our Students

If you live in one of the affected areas and need to evacuate or expect to be affected by the storm, please reach out to your instructor(s) to determine a course of action for your schoolwork deadlines and any potential absences.

To check on the current status and location of the storm, please visit https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.


Communications

Full Sail will continue to monitor the storm’s progress and keep Full Sail students, faculty, and staff members updated through the Emergency Notification System (ENS). That system includes emails to any Full Sail staff email or student fullsail.edu account. It also allows for communications through cell phone voicemail and text messaging.

Instructions on how to enroll in Full Sail’s ENS system can be found here.

Future updates will be available via Full Sail One, and a recorded message with the latest updates will be available by calling 407-657-5462 or 407-673-5363. Please use Full Sail One as your primary method for tracking the most current updates. This website will be our official way of communicating with you in an effort to keep our phone lines open in the event of an emergency. We will also be providing updates via the official Full Sail University Twitter account @FullSail, Full Sail University’s Facebook page, and https://go.fullsail.edu/hurricane.


Be Prepared

Now is the time to prepare, not panic. In anticipation of a possible impact—and with the understanding that hurricane season lasts through November—Full Sail recommends that you start thinking now about what you would do in the event of a storm. Before a situation arises, all students, faculty, and staff should have a pre-packed weather emergency kit. This kit should include any prescription medications being taken as well as first aid supplies, cash, and enough non-perishable food to last several days in the event of an extended power failure. Vehicles should be gassed up in the event service stations remain closed for extended periods of time.

For additional details on how to prepare for hurricanes or tropical storms, please visit http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php

For national and local resources on how to prepare for hurricanes or tropical storms, please visit our Hurricane Preparedness Resources page.

Update as of Friday, July 31

While Central Florida and Full Sail have weathered dozens of tropical storms and hurricanes in the past, your safety is our top priority. Wind and rain impacts are possible in Florida later this week and weekend, and our University administration and operations teams will remain vigilant in communicating any emergency closures or class and event schedule changes.


To Our Students

If you live in one of the affected areas and need to evacuate or expect to be affected by the storm, please reach out to your instructor(s) to determine a course of action for your schoolwork deadlines and any potential absences.

To check on the current status and location of the storm, please visit https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.


Summary of Current Situation

Update July 31, 2020 at 9:57 a.m. - Isaias was officially designated as a Category 1 storm by the National Hurricane Center after a special midnight bulletin, but is projected to reach Category 2 strength tonight or early Saturday as it passed over the Bahamas before dying back down ahead of its brush with Florida.

While its forward speed decreased slightly to 17 mph after passing over Hispaniola, its maximum sustained wind speeds increased to 80 mph. Isaias is 340 miles southeast of Nassau, as of the 5 a.m. update.

Isaias is expected maintain a northwestward trek passing over the southeastern Bahamas Friday morning, the central Bahamas Friday evening and east coast of Florida Saturday afternoon.


Communications

Full Sail will continue to monitor the storm’s progress and keep Full Sail students, faculty, and staff members updated through the Emergency Notification System (ENS). That system includes emails to any Full Sail staff email or student fullsail.edu account. It also allows for communications through cell phone voicemail and text messaging.

Instructions on how to enroll in Full Sail’s ENS system can be found here.

Future updates will be available via Full Sail One, and a recorded message with the latest updates will be available by calling 407-657-5462 or 407-673-5363. Please use Full Sail One as your primary method for tracking the most current updates. This website will be our official way of communicating with you in an effort to keep our phone lines open in the event of an emergency. We will also be providing updates via the official Full Sail University Twitter account @FullSail, Full Sail University’s Facebook page, and https://go.fullsail.edu/hurricane.


Be Prepared

Now is the time to prepare, not panic. In anticipation of a possible impact—and with the understanding that hurricane season lasts through November—Full Sail recommends that you start thinking now about what you would do in the event of a storm. Before a situation arises, all students, faculty, and staff should have a pre-packed weather emergency kit. This kit should include any prescription medications being taken as well as first aid supplies, cash, and enough non-perishable food to last several days in the event of an extended power failure. Vehicles should be gassed up in the event service stations remain closed for extended periods of time.

For additional details on how to prepare for hurricanes or tropical storms, please visit http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php

For national and local resources on how to prepare for hurricanes or tropical storms, please visit our Hurricane Preparedness Resources page.