Hurricane Ian Update #5

Date:               9/28/2022        12:00 p.m.

Hurricane Ian Update #5

The extremely dangerous eyewall of Hurricane Ian is moving onshore. Ian is expected to cause catastrophic storm surge, winds and flooding in the Florida Peninsula. The hurricane is currently located 45 miles west/northwest of Naples and 50 miles south/southwest of Punta Gorda. Hurricane Ian is moving at 9 mph with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph.


A Hurricane Warning has been issued from Sebastian Inlet, northward to the Flagler/Volusia County Line.

A Hurricane Watch has been issued from the Flagler/Volusia County line to the South Santee River.


Community Updates:


  • All dining venues including SH Cranes and the Grill will close today at 5 p.m.
  • Curbside meal service will stop today at 2 p.m.
  • Breakfast is tentatively scheduled to be served in the Grill on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Lunch and dinner will be served buffet style in SH Cranes on Thursday from noon to 5 p.m.
  • Meal service in the Grill and SH Cranes is tentative based on whether it is safe to leave your homes. We will provide updates should we need to make changes to meal service.
  • Should wind speeds exceed 30 mph residents should remain in their homes. We will provide notice of when to stay in as well as when it is clear to leave your home.


Staffing Update

All non-essential employees should plan to leave campus by 1 p.m. today.

If you are scheduled to work during Hurricane Ian, check-in will begin at 2 p.m. in the Barker Center for staff and immediate family members that need a place to stay during the storm.

All family members staying in the Barker Center will be required to remain in the Barker Center Auditorium for the duration of their stay. Children must be monitored by a family member or designated guest at all times.

Household pets for staff members working during the storm are allowed to stay in the Barker Center. Pets must be caged in a secure crate. Pet owners will be responsible for their pet at all times. Please bring a leash and food for your pet.