Classes canceled because of Hurricane Sandy

Students urged to charge mobiles, secure a flashlight, close all windows

Monday classes have been canceled in cooperation with efforts by state and local officials to prepare for possible severe impacts from Hurricane Sandy.

Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a State of Emergency for Massachusetts as part of state preparations to cope with the storm, which is expected to hit the coast of New Jersey south of New York City on Monday night. The storm is expected to produce high winds and heavy rains in Massachusetts, and officials warn that widespread power outages and localized flooding may occur.

Campus dining halls will operate normally. If weather forces closure of any dining facility, food will be made available at an alternative location on campus.

Only essential staff are to come for work.

In an email message to the community, President Fred Lawrence encouraged students, faculty and staff to prepare for the storm and take precautions to ensure their safety. Charging mobile devices, securing a flashlight with fresh batteries and closing all windows should be priorities, Lawrence said.

Brandeis' Department of Public Safety will be fully staffed and emergency shelters are available in the unlikely event that they are needed.  Any storm-related issues such as leaks, flooding, building damage or utility outages) should be reported to Public Safety at (781) 736-3333.

Any further announcements will be communicated by email and posted on the Brandeis homepage and BrandeisNOW.

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