Power restored, but monitoring weather conditions for another storm




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Dear RIT Community:

We are pleased to announce that power was restored yesterday to various off-campus and campus locations that were hit the hardest by last week’s wind storm. To those affected, thank you all for your patience. And a thank you to those who worked behind the scenes to secure temporary sleeping arrangements, food and other amenities for our students who were in need.

Now we are bracing for another storm that will impact most of the northeast United States. According to the National Weather Service, 11 to 22 inches will cover Monroe and surrounding counties by Wednesday night. A winter storm warning is in effect for all of western New York, starting at 8 p.m. tonight.

Students still without power in areas off campus who are in need of temporary sleeping space overnight will be able to sign out a room from Housing Operations, Grace Watson, room 1400, during their office hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If space is needed beyond those hours, students may contact Public Safety at 585-475-2853. Public Safety will access on-call staff in order to assist the student.

Facilities hours this spring break week:

  • Campus Center: Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
  • Student Life Center: Open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.

RIT will be monitoring conditions throughout the duration of the storm.

In the event of a closing or delay due to weather conditions, RIT would use many methods of communication (http://emergency.rit.edu/information.php). These include the RIT homepage, email, text messages, Twitter (@RITNews) and Facebook.

You can also learn more about RIT Alert, including how to add or update your cell phone number, by visiting http://www.rit.edu/fa/buscont/content/rit-alert-emergency-notification-system.

RIT also coordinates notifications with local television and radio stations. Please be advised to monitor the weather conditions and these communication channels. To learn more about weather-related closing information, visit http://emergency.rit.edu/weather-related_closing.php.

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