URI Takes Steps to Prepare for Hurricane Floyd

The University is taking the following steps to prepare for Hurricane Floyd: CLASSES Classes at the Kingston, Providence and Bay campuses are canceled today, Sept. 16, at 12:30 P.M. and all day Friday, Sept. 17. LIBRARIES The University Libraries at all three campuses will close today, Thursday, September 16, 1999 at 4:30 P.M. They will reopen tomorrow at noon unless there continues to be a weather or power emergency. Please call the respective libraries on Friday to be sure they are open. The numbers are: Kingston Library: 874-2673 Pell Library (Narragansett): 874-6161 CCE Library (Providence): 277-5130 BUILDINGS All buildings, except residence halls, will close to the public at 4:30 p.m. today, Sept. 16. All remaining events scheduled today are canceled. All recreational facilities, including the Mackal Field House and the Tootell Physical Education Center will close at 4:30 p.m. today, Sept. 16, and will remain closed until at least 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17. DINING URI Dining Services will close Butterfield and Roger Williams Dining Halls at 6:30 tonight, Sept. 16. Hope Dining Hall and the Ram’s Den will close at 3 p.m. today. Hope Corner Store and Late Nite will not open this evening. To be prepared for the possibility of dining halls being closed on Friday, students must pick up this afternoon or early this evening breakfast, lunch and dinner meals from Butterfield or Roger Williams Dining Halls to take back to their rooms for meals on Friday. Updates about any further URI cancellations due to Hurricane Floyd will be aired on: Television Stations, Channels, 6, 10, 12. Radio, WRIU (90.3) FM; WWRX (103.7 FM); WERI (1230 AM-99.3 FM); WPRO (630 AM); WHJJ (920) AM; AND WADK (1540) AM. Or call URI’s main line at 874-1000, or the Snow Line at 874-SNOW (7669). Employees are expected to report to work or discharge vacation or personal time if they plan to leave. They must notify their supervisor. The Dept. of Communications/News Bureau will notify the news media and the University community on storm updates. For Further Information: Dave Lavallee 874-2116, home 783-2522