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Weather Alert - Hurricane Isaac

Get up-to-date information on Hurricane Isaac and any impact to RUSVM's St. Kitts campus operations.

***Posted 7:14 p.m. CST September 10, 2018

Dear Campus Community,

The RUSVM Campus Response Team has been activated to monitor weather systems currently in the Atlantic, including Hurricane Isaac. As of 11: 00 a.m. today, Monday, September 10, 2018, Hurricane Isaac is located south east of St. Kitts near latitude 14.7 north, longitude 43.9 west. Isaac is moving toward the west at about 14mph and currently has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, with higher gusts.

It is expected that Isaac will strengthen over the next day or two but the storm is expected to weaken as it approaches the islands. Hurricane Isaac is forecast to cross over the islands south of St. Kitts, over or near Dominica, on Thursday morning as a Category 1 Hurricane.

On St. Kitts, we should expect high winds and rainfall up to three inches from late Wednesday night into Thursday afternoon. We should also expect rough seas on with high surf and sea swell. Swimming, surfing and other water activities should be avoided during this period.

There are two other Hurricanes currently on the Atlantic neither of which is forecast to affect St. Kitts or any of the Caribbean islands. Hurricane Florence is located north of St. Kitts and may threaten the US east coast by the weekend. Hurricane Helene located east of St. Kitts is expected to veer north and pose no threat to any land.


Get yourself ready

While St. Kitts is not currently under a storm watch or warning, we’re encouraging you to begin your hurricane preparedness activities and finalize those plans no later than Wednesday, September 12, 2018, to ensure that you and your family remain safe during the season. Please also prepare for possible loss of power, water and communication services on Thursday, September 13, 2018.

This is a good time to review the attached Hurricane Preparedness information to ensure that you are prepared in the event of a serious weather event. Hurricane Preparedness Tips can also be found on our website: Hurricane Preparedness Tips

Download: Hurricane Preparedness List
Download: Hurricane Preparedness Tips


SIREN update

At 4: 00 p.m. AST this afternoon, a SIREN poll will be sent to your primary email and telephone number to confirm your presence on the island. Please follow the prompt.

If you do not receive the SIREN poll by end of day today, please take a moment to update your contact information in the SIREN system.



1. Please visit https://my.adtalem.com/siren

2. Login using your network credentials

3. Once in your SIREN profile, verify your phone number and email address is up to date. If you would like to receive SIREN alerts via text messages as well, enter your cell phone number and ensure there is a check mark in the send test message button. (You do not have to update your location as the default location is already filled).

4. When finished, click the submit my changes button at the bottom of the page


1. Please visit https://myross.rossu.edu/RPRD/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin (MyRoss)

2. Click Personal Information

3. Verify phone number and email address is up to date.

4. Click Submit


We will keep you informed

The Campus Response Team will continue to monitor these weather systems and follow our procedures to prepare the campus in the event of a serious weather event. We will keep the community updated as needed through e-mail and our social media channels: Twitter and Facebook.



The RUSVM Campus Response Team