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Norfolk State cancels classes Friday and Saturday

This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, at 12:45 AM EDT shows a cold front pushing off of the Eastern Seaboard. This cold front still lingers through the Mid-Atlantic and the Southeast and will be the focus for areas of rain and downpours. This front will slow down and become a stationary front over the next day and will interact with tropical moisture from Hurricane Joaquin. Heavy rain and flooding will affect the Mid-Atlantic. Joaquin currently has sustained winds of 120 miles an hour and is forecasted to make landfall along the East Coast sometime late Sunday into Monday. Joaquin is a dangerous storm and will have to be monitored closely over the next several days as the forecasted path can vary greatly. High pressure will be in control over the Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley where fair weather can be expected. (NOAA/Weather Underground via AP)

This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, at 12:45 AM EDT shows a cold front pushing off of the Eastern Seaboard. This cold front still lingers through the Mid-Atlantic and the Southeast and will be the focus for areas of rain and downpours. This front will slow down and become a stationary front over the next day and will interact with tropical moisture from Hurricane Joaquin. Heavy rain and flooding will affect the Mid-Atlantic. Joaquin currently has sustained winds of 120 miles an hour and is forecasted to make landfall along the East Coast sometime late Sunday into Monday. Joaquin is a dangerous storm and will have to be monitored closely over the next several days as the forecasted path can vary greatly. High pressure will be in control over the Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley where fair weather can be expected. (NOAA/Weather Underground via AP)

Norfolk State University will suspend all classes and activities Friday, Oct. 2, and Saturday, Oct. 3, due to inclement weather conditions as a result of Hurricane Joaquin. Only essential personnel must report. (Essential personnel is defined on page 7 of the NSU Inclement Weather Policy.)

Joaquin, which is currently in the Caribbean, is moving toward the East Coast of the United States and the system could potentially reach Hampton Roads this weekend. The track of the hurricane has not been determined by weather officials, but an update is expected later today.

The university anticipates a full operating schedule for Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. Please check official NSU campus notifications for new information. Status updates will be provided via Campus Announcements, e-Alerts and also through the LiveSafe mobile application.

University leaders are following the storm system closely and have received updates from the National Weather Service. Norfolk State is also working with City of Norfolk leaders and public safety personnel to prepare for the storm’s impact on the city and areas near campus.  The University will communicate information about the storm’s impact on campus operations via the Campus Announcements, e-Alerts and also through the LiveSafe mobile application.

The university encourages students, faculty and staff to sign up for notifications, monitor http://www.nsu.edu and NSU social media channels for updates.

To sign up for Campus e-Alerts, visit: http://member.everbridge.net/index/1332612387831954.

LiveSafe is available to the Norfolk State University community to download for free on iPhone and Android devices.

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