University of Hawai‘i campuses on O‘ahu and Kaua‘i closed Thursday through Sunday

All University of Hawai‘i campuses and System offices on O‘ahu and Kaua‘i will be closed from Thursday through Sunday. All UH Manoa athletic events scheduled for Thursday and Friday are cancelled. A decision on athletic events scheduled for Saturday and Sunday will be made depending upon weather conditions and facility availability. Residence halls at UH Manoa and UH Hilo will remain open for student residents. All employees who have been designated as disaster response workers or have been directed to report to work or remain at work due to operational needs, must still report to work.

At this time, the UH campuses on Hawai‘i Island, Maui, Moloka‘i and Lana‘i remain closed until further notice.

The State of Hawai‘i announced today (August 22) that all state government offices and facilities on O‘ahu and Kaua‘i will be closed, starting Thursday, August 23, because of Hurricane Lane, a category 4 storm currently on track to move dangerously close the islands.  

Hurricane Lane could make landfall on any or multiple islands, and may bring strong winds, heavy rains, flooding, high surf and storm surges. All students, faculty and staff are asked to keep informed of the latest developments and prepare for the possibility of the need to shelter in place or move to a public shelter. Prepare yourself and your families for the potential effects of the storm. Officials recommend a 14-day emergency supply.

Students in residence halls will continue to receive more specific communications and instructions from their respective student housing office. However, please do not hesitate to contact them with any questions or concerns at UH Mānoa: (808) 956-8177 and UH Hilo: (808) 932-7403.

Please follow the National Weather Service (http://www.prh.noaa.gov/cphc/), other official agencies and local media for the latest weather news.

All members of the UH community are urged to sign up for UH Alert to receive emergency text alerts:  http://www.hawaii.edu/alert. If you have already signed up, log in to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date: http://www.hawaii.edu/alert

Notifications affecting UH campuses will be posted on the Emergency Information webpage, as well as on social media:
https://www.hawaii.edu/emergency/
https://www.facebook.com/universityofhawaii
https://twitter.com/UHawaiiNews

Please stay informed and updated:
Hawaii Emergency Management Agency:
http://dod.hawaii.gov/hiema/
National Weather Service Honolulu Forecast Office:  
http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/
The Pacific Disaster Center's Disaster Alert app
https://disasteralert.pdc.org/disasteralert/

This is an announcement. It was posted Aug 22, 2018 at 2:12pm and last updated Aug 22, 2018 at 2:12pm.