October 29, 2012 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

courtesy of the Western News - October 29, 2012

Western officials remain on alert for any possible weather-related problems as the remnants of Hurricane Sandy make their way across the region.

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for London-Middlesex, predicting winds of 60 km/hr gusting up to 90 km/hr beginning Monday evening. The region received about 20 mm of rain over the past 48 hours; recent forecasts predict another 15-20mm of rain over the next 48. Those estimates, however, are down drastically as the storm continues its wobbly path.

Elgin Austen, Campus Community Police Services director, said campus police will remain on alert overnight for any possible damage to campus, especially from wind gusts, and will call on the grounds crew if necessary.

While little impact to operations is expected from Hurricane Sandy, Austen said the storm serves as an important reminder of communications procedures as winter approaches.

Austen asked faculties and departments to check their fan-out lists, and prepare any updates before they are needed.