As Hurricane Hanna approaches North Carolina, Duke officials have taken several steps to prepare for severe weather. All athletic games scheduled for the weekend remain on schedule, including the 7 p.m. Saturday football game against Northwestern. The Northwestern team arrived in Durham today. The planned pre- football game student tailgate party will be held as… Read more »

The Duke Marine Lab has implemented its evacuation plan for undergraduate students, who will leave Beaufort by 12:30 p.m. today. Housing has been provided for them on the Durham campus. Classes at the Marine Lab for Sept. 5 have been cancelled. The Marine Lab will close all regular business at 3 p.m. today (Sept. 5)… Read more »

Duke officials said Thursday that current plans are for Saturday’s football game to begin at 7 p.m., as scheduled. Duke will play Northwestern University in Wallace Wade Stadium. Duke officials are continuing to track Hurricane Hanna and, as needed, will announce updates about the football game and other campus activities.

Duke officials are closely monitoring the forecast and projected path of Hurricane Hanna. Current forecasts indicate that the storm may make landfall in South Carolina near the North Carolina border early Saturday before moving through the Triangle area. More information is available here: http://www.dukenews.duke.edu/2008/09/hanna.html Updates will be posted on this emergency site and, as needed,… Read more »

On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, Duke’s new outdoor warning system will be activated for the first time and tested intermittently as part of the installation process. Testing is expected to take place from about 2 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday. People outdoors on campus, and in nearby… Read more »

This is the final posting to this emergency website about the accident that occurred at the Levine Science Research Center on the Duke University campus on May 14, 2008. A steamline rupture in the building’s mechanical room caused the building to be evacuated and resulted in the tragic death of Rayford Cofer, a Duke employee… Read more »

Duke’s University’s Office of News and Communications (ONC) launched this emergency website on Wednesday afternoon, May 14, 2008, following the accident at the LSRC. This is the first time ONC used the site, which it created several months earlier to enhance Duke’s tools for communicating with students, employees and others during an emergency. Later today,… Read more »

The LSRC has resumed normal hours of operation as of 8 a.m. Saturday. Your Duke ID badge should work normally and allow 24-hour access, including all day Sunday. To allow further cleanup activities to proceed Saturday, people are asked to stay out of the LSRC C&D wing basement unless you work in the area. There… Read more »

The family of Rayford Cofer has asked that any donations in his memory be made to the Landmark Baptist Church, 3149 Walters Rd., Creedmoor, NC 27522. [Posted 8:10 p.m.]

All wings of the LSRC will be open Saturday, May 17, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday hours will be determined based on the need for additional maintenance work. The decision about Sunday hours will be posted here when it becomes available. [Posted at 6:07 p.m.]