The following information is from a letter from MIT's Department of Facillites in regard to preparedness for Hurricane Irene, expected to hit the New England region on Sunday. Updated information about the storm will be posted to MIT's emergency information page and (linked to from the) MIT homepage.
MIT is monitoring the progress of Hurricane Irene. This Category 3 hurricane has the potential to generate strong winds and rain in our area. MIT Facilities, Housing, Campus Activities, Events, EHS and other departments are preparing our campus for potentially disruptive conditions that may result from this storm. Because you may have concerns about how to prepare for this hurricane, below are links and other information that should be helpful.
- Hurricane General Campus Precautions: http://web.mit.edu/mit-emergency/institute/General_Hurricane_Guidance_2011.pdf
- Hurricane Personal Preparedness: http://web.mit.edu/mit-emergency/institute/Personal_Preparedness_for_Hurricane_2011.pdf
- Lab-Specific Severe Weather Considerations: http://web.mit.edu/mit-emergency/institute/Lab_Guidance_for_Hurricane_2011.pdf
Close doors and windows
We ask your assistance to please make sure that all windows and doors are shut securely. If you notice any door or window that is not closed properly, please report the location by calling our Customer Service Center at 617-253-4948 and press '2' on the voicemail tree.
You can use the Building Services SAPWeb page to report issues: http://web.mit.edu/sapweb/PS1/facilities_home.shtml. Use the "Residence Halls" tab for dormitories and the "Buildings" tab for all other buildings. You can also use Facilities' Bldg Services module within MIT Mobile.
Outside waste receptacles
All exterior trash and recycle bins that are not bolted down will be moved inside the closest building entrance. They will be emptied and covered for the weekend.
Parking on campus
All campus resident parkers have card access to indoor parking garages and are encouraged to move their vehicles inside this weekend.
Saferide service will run as scheduled unless a state of emergency is declared by Mass. Governor Deval Patrick or the roads become impassible.
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