Flooding rain possible for Thursday-Friday

The remnants of Hurricane Sally will bring significant rainfall to central North Carolina.

Tropical Storm Sally made landfall on the Gulf Coast Wednesday and has already caused major flooding in damage in southern Alabama and the Florida panhandle. In the coming days, the remains of the storm will make their way across Georgia into the Carolinas. There is no predicted major impact to the Elon campus, but the National Weather Service does expect significant rain in the area over the next two days – about 3-6 inches, with locally higher amounts possible. This could lead to localized flash flooding. Avoid driving during heavy rains or through flooded areas.

University officials have been monitoring the forecast and Physical Plant staff have already been making preparations on campus. When the storm arrives, if you notice any leaks or flooding on campus, please contact Campus Safety and Police, available 24/7 at 336-278-5555.

Now is also a good time to verify your subscription to the university e-Alert notification system, with details and instructions available online here. A helpful resource to monitor the storm forecast over the coming days is the National Weather Service regional briefing, updated regularly online here. As always, the best source of Elon University information is Today at Elon and the main university social media accounts.