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OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY OPEN THURSDAY

Old Dominion University will be open and classes will be held Thursday. Although severe weather from Hurricane Ophelia is not forecast for Norfolk, university officials are keeping a close eye on the storm, which is expected to pass the Virginia coast in the next 24 hours.

Faculty, staff, students and their parents are encouraged to visit the ODU Web site homepage for updates about the storm and precautions it may require.

Although severe weather from Hurricane Ophelia is not forecast for Norfolk, university officials are keeping a close eye on the storm, which is expected to pass the Virginia coast on Thursday. Residence Life specialists have provided basic hurricane preparedness information to students.

Officials of several divisions of the university are meeting to review the most current reports about Ophelia as well as discussing the unpredictable nature of hurricanes. Any official announcement that results from these meetings will be posted immediately on the Web site.

Should closing, delays or postponements become necessary, those announcements may be found on the university Web site, at 683-0000 by after-hours recorded message, or on local television and radio stations WTKR-TV 3, WAVY-TV 10, WVEC-TV 13, WVBT-TV 14, WHRO-FM 90.3, WHRV-FM 89.5 and WNIS-AM 790.

In the unlikely event that the ODU Web site is rendered inoperable by the storm, officials here have arranged with their counterparts at Virginia Tech to post notices on that university's Web site (www.vt.edu).

Faculty, staff and students are reminded that parking areas around Rogers, Gresham and the Nusbaum apartments are all prone to flooding. The university recommends parking in above-ground decks if consistent rain occurs. The parking decks are locked at midnight and are reopened at 7 a.m.

This article was posted on: September 13, 2005

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