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    The Office of Safety and Emergency Preparedness develops and communicates the University's key emergency policies, strategies, plans and procedures across Grounds. We help the institution plan, mitigate, respond, and recover from emergencies, large and small.

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Virginians Urged to Prepare for Flooding

Richmond, Va.  10/2: As Hurricane Joaquin shows signs of steering away from the coast, Virginians are advised to prepare for flooding from rivers, streams and low-lying areas from a separate low-pressure system.  According to the National Weather Service's (NWS) forecast, every river in the Commonwealth will be impacted by the low-pressure system, increasing the flood risk for all Virginians. 

Take 3 for Safety

'Take 3' for Safety

The time of crisis is not the time to plan. Emergencies can happen unexpectedly, and everyone needs to be prepared to act in an emergency. Please TAKE 3 minutes as you begin this semester to consider these three things:

  • How you will be notified in an emergency
  • Where you would evacuate from class or residence
  • Where you would shelter in place in class or residence

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