Livingstone College

701 W. Monroe St., Salisbury, NC
Office of Communications and Public Relations
Kimberly Harrington
Assistant director of public relations
(704) 216-6151 (office)
(704) 294-9431 (mobile)

Sept. 7, 2017

Livingstone College prepares for Hurricane Irma

SALISBURY – Livingstone College’s Emergency Response Team met Thursday to review its hurricane preparation plans due to the threat of Hurricane Irma.

The path of Hurricane Irma and the impact it will have on this area is still uncertain. Our response team is monitoring this storm carefully and taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff.

Our food service provider is stocking up on food and beverages to make sure we have an adequate supply for our on-campus residents. Students living off campus should stock up on food and water before the storm hits.

Should the need arise to cancel or delay classes, or if our emergency response team deems it necessary to evacuate the campus, students will be given ample notification by Livingstone College Police Chief and Public Safety Director Gloria Blaire via the college’s emergency alert notification system. This information will also be posted on our website ( and Facebook and Twitter pages.

Any students planning to travel over the next 72 hours should take extra precautions, especially if your plans require you to travel south of Salisbury, which would place you heading into the path of Hurricane Irma.

In the meantime, we are advising all students, faculty and staff to use caution early next week when this area is expected to see the effects of the storm: Do not drive across flooded roadways; beware of downed power lines and fallen trees; charge all mobile phones in case of power outages; and have flashlights and batteries handy. (Candles are not allowed in residence halls.)
Remember, students will receive emergency alert notifications and can also check for updates on our website, and on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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