Information regarding Hurricane Sandy

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2:45 P.M.

Due to the current weather conditions and forecast for this area, Lycoming College will close as of 3:05 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29. Employees not directly involved in the safety and emergency operations of the College may leave campus at 3:05 p.m. as well.

The College plans to operate on a compressed class schedule Tuesday, Oct. 30, beginning at 10 a.m. Regular employees should report at this time. Information on compressed schedules may be found at http://www.lycoming.edu/inclementWeather/pdfs/compressedSchedule.pdf.

If a situation arises requiring a change in plans, the College community will be notified no later than 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. It is expected that if the College has power, classes will be held.

If the storm prevents a faculty member from getting to College, please contact Diane Carl, assistant to the president (carl@lycoming.edu), who will post that information on the Individual Class Cancellation page (http://www.lycoming.edu/inclementWeather/).

Students who commute and cannot get to the campus should notify their faculty directly by email or contact the Dean of Students office at 321-4039 or by email (wool@lycoming.edu). The dean's office will then notify the faculty.

The College has emergency systems in place for this type of event, in particular, a power outage. All campus building will have lighted hallways and stairwells, and technology systems i.e., network, residence hall Wi-Fi, website and building access, will be operational.

Individuals are urged to keep cell phones and laptops on chargers in the event of a power outage. It is important to note that it is unknown how long or if at all cell phones will continue to work during an extended power outage. Furthermore, several precautions should be taken during and after the storm. These include:

Do not walk or drive through a flooded area.

Stay away from fallen trees or downed wires.

Listen for crackling tree branches.

Do not park under a tree.

During a period of high wind be aware of flying debris.

Throughout the course of the storm, updated information will be sent via email, the College's emergency text system and the homepage of the College's website. Those not registered with the emergency text system may do so by going to WebAdvisor through the myLyco link on the College's homepage.


SUNDAY, OCT. 28, 9 P.M.

The National Weather Service has indicated that Hurricane Sandy is likely to impact Williamsport and Lycoming County in the next 48 hours. This area is under a High Wind Warning until 2 p.m. on Tuesday and is under a Flood Watch until Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Lycoming College will remain open Monday, Oct. 29, and will operate on a normal schedule.

If the storm prevents a faculty member from getting to College, Diane Carl, assistant to the president (carl@lycoming.edu), will post that information on the Individual Class Cancellation page (http://www.lycoming.edu/inclementWeather/).

Students who commute and cannot get to the campus should notify their faculty directly by email or contact the Dean of Students office at 321-4039 or by email (wool@lycoming.edu). The dean's office will then notify the faculty.

The College's emergency planning group will monitor the storm's progress carefully throughout the course of the storm and send updated information via email, the College's emergency text system and on the homepage of the College's website. Members of the College community not yet registered with the emergency text system may do so by going to WebAdvisor through the myLyco link on the College's homepage.

The College has contingency plans in place to ensure continuity of essential services on campus should this storm situation mandate such actions.

Weather alerts for the Williamsport area may be monitored here.