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Duke officials are monitoring the track of Hurricane Florence and preparing for potential campus impacts due to expected heavy and prolonged rain and strong winds.

The timing for when the Triangle area will begin seeing impacts from Florence has shifted slightly to Friday evening into Saturday, according to the current track.

Duke officials and forecasters continue to call on community members to remain vigilant because the final course of the storm – including whether it will stall on the coast or move on quickly after Friday morning’s expected landfall – is uncertain.

The following campus updates are reported at this time:

  • Dining operations has a plan to address various weather scenarios and expects to serve meals at the Marketplace on East Campus as well as eateries on West Campus throughout the event. For locations and hours, see here.
  • Duke transit will run as scheduled Wednesday through Friday. However, if weather conditions deteriorate, adjustments will be made. To stay informed in real-time, check TransLoc before heading out.
  • Perkins & Bostock Libraries will close beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 13 and will remain closed throughout Friday, September 14. Hours for Saturday and Sunday will depend on conditions during and following the severe weather. For all the Libraries’ hours, see here.
  • The Marine Lab at Beaufort is now closed and will remain so until conditions are cleared.
  • At Duke Duke Lemur Center, preparation has been underway to keep animals and staff safe during the storm. Read more about those efforts here.

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