Prepare for severe weather Thursday, March 18

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On Thursday, March 18, severe storms are likely with the threat of damaging winds, tornadoes and hail. Significant severe weather is possible, including tornadoes producing EF-2+ damage and wind gusts exceeding 75 mph.

We are monitoring forecasts closely to ensure the safety of our employees, patients and students. For now, operations on all our campuses, including classes and clinical activities, will continue as normal. However, updates will be provided as the situation evolves at

Update your personal information

Since communication during events of this nature is important, please ensure that your contact information is current in the Student and Employee systems (links on the Alert Page above).  Also, monitor Augusta University’s social media and local media outlets.

Be prepared

Do you have a personal preparedness plan? Being prepared reduces stress and increases your chances of having a positive outcome during emergencies. A few moments of preparation can make a world of difference. The links below provide good information on disaster preparedness:

Emergency Preparedness Checklist

Pet and Animal Emergency Planning

Hurricane Safety Tips

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Danielle Harris is Senior Media Relations Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-7511 or

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