Hamilton Campus Closed Tomorrow, October 29
October 28, 2012
To ensure your safety during the severe weather on the way, Gordon-Conwell's Hamilton campus will be closed tomorrow, October 29. Please see below for instructions on how to prepare.
Before the Storm Arrives...
- Your Vehicle: Fill your gas tank; With the right adapter, you can re-charge a cell phone and other devices using the cigarette lighter in your vehicle; Don’t forget to roll up your windows; If heavy wind is expected, park your vehicle away from trees and overhanging branches;
- Your Home: Close and lock windows; Fill the bath tub half-way with water in order to have water to wash or flush the toilet; Fill extra containers with drinking water from the tap; Get things off the floor in case water gets in;
- Lighting: Have at least one, and preferably more, working flashlight with spare batteries and light bulbs. Flashlights that use LED bulbs are better yet. Important: Do not use candles or any other thing that can start a fire.
- Food & Water: Stock enough canned food and bottled water for a few days. You may also need other items like baby food, toilet paper, etc. Important: Bottled gas and propane are not permitted in the buildings.
- Medications: Stock up on any medications you require; it is also a good idea to have a first aid kit with you. If you are disabled or have special medical needs, arrange to have someone check in on you in case the electricity goes out.
- Communications: Try not to use your cell phone except for an emergency. It will save battery life and prevent the cellular system from being overloaded.
When the Storm Arrives...
- Stay Inside: In high winds, it is possible for an object to become a deadly missile. So, play it safe and stay inside. If the track of the hurricane goes over us, then you can expect a period of high winds, a short period of calm, and another period of high winds. Use caution before going outside.
- Stay Away from Windows: In case of very high winds, flying debris can shatter a window. If you think that is possible, drop your window shades or blinds and move to an inner room or hallway.
- Monitor the Storm: At the end of this email is a list of places to find television, radio or internet storm reports. A small television or radio operated by batteries or a hand-crank is a good investment in case we lose power.
- And Finally...Be wise, be careful, and remain calm.
Ways to Monitor the Storm
- WBZ: Channel 4
- WCVB: Channel 5
- WHDH: Channel 7
- WRKO: AM 680)
- WBZ: AM 1030)
- http://weather.boston.cbslocal.com/US/MA/Boston.html ]