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Weather Alert: Preparing for Hurricane Sandy

Posted on October 26, 2012

Dear students, faculty and staff:

Forecasters have yet to confirm the exact path of Hurricane Sandy, however, they are predicting that New England will be affected by heavy rain and high winds. The weather could turn severe as early as Monday, with the primary impact on Tuesday, according to National Weather Service officials.

Wheaton staff members are already making preparations in order to keep the campus community safe.

Public safety officials and other staff members will be in regular contact with Norton emergency officials as well as with the National Weather Service for updates on the hurricane. And we will keep the campus updated and informed as details unfold. Check Wheaton’s homepage to get the most up to date information:

 In preparation for the storm, we ask that students make sure that all windows in dorms are kept closed, that you have stocked up on any prescribed medications that you may require, and, once the storm arrives, that you stay indoors.

Students with medical conditions who would require assistance if dorms are evacuated should notify residential life staff or your RA or AC so that they will be able to assist you as soon as possible.

Your safety is our utmost concern, so please use precautions during the inclement weather.

If there are any problems or safety issues, please contact Public Safety at 508-286-8213 or 508-285-5051.

Thank you.

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