Georgia Southern will continue normal operations as Tropical Storm Elsa hits Chatham County

Students should make the necessary preparations

As Tropical Storm Elsa approaches Chatham County, university administrators encourage students, faculty and staff to make necessary preparations as the storm continues to be monitored.

All university business and campus operations will operate normally on Wednesday, Jun. 7.

As of press time, Chatham county is under a Tropical Storm Watch.

Tropical Storm Elsa is still off the coast and according to its current track, it is supposed to make landfall in Chatham County Wednesday afternoon and evening, remaining a tropical storm as it approaches.

The storm is expected to bring heavy rainfall, flash flooding and gusty winds to the region with isolated tornadoes also possible. These conditions may cause power outages, fallen limbs, and flash flooding in coastal areas and other areas near sea level.

“If the storm track changes and a threat arises to our campuses or operations, we will issue a university-wide alert through our emergency notification system and post to,” Communications and Marketing said in an email about the storm.

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