9/24/14 2:20PM - TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Vehicle accident with road blockage at Copeland / College by Westcott. Avoid area, find alternate route


9/24/14 2:20PM - TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Vehicle accident with road blockage at Copeland / College by Westcott.  Avoid area, find alternate route

9/24/14 2:25PM - UPDATE: Copeland Street is closed from Park Avenue to Jefferson Street. College from Copeland to Macomb. 

09-19-14 Crime Bulletin - Burglaries at Salley Hall Main campus

Crime Bulletin – Burglaries at Salley Hall

 

The Florida State University Police Department is
investigating 5 burglaries that have been reported at Salley Hall, possibly
having occurred over the nighttime hours of September 18-19, 2014.  Residents
in five suites discovered today that property was missing from their respective
residences.  No forced entry was detected at any of the burglary
locations.  No students have been harmed, and all were unaware of the
thefts until daytime, September 19.  At this time, there is no suspect
description or information.  Persons living in University
Housing are reminded to lock doors at all times, and to immediately report any
suspicious persons who may be in or around a residence hall. 

 

The FSU Police Department is actively investigating these
cases and is seeking investigative leads.  If you have any information
regarding these burglaries, please contact the FSU Police Department at (850)
644-1234.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Big Bend Crime
Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS or online at
http://www.bbcsi.org/
  Remember, with Crime Stoppers, you don’t have to give your name, and
the information you give may make you eligible for a reward of up to $1000.

 

Crime Prevention Tips:

 

1.      
Never allow a stranger to follow you or
“tailgate” into a residence hall. 

2.      
Always report an unescorted non-resident
immediately to Housing staff.  If you suspect the person may be involved
in criminal activity, call police without delay.

3.      
Always lock your residence door.  Even if
you are just stepping away for a minute.

4.      
If you are leaving for a while, do not put your
schedule on your door (such as on a dry erase board).  This is an
advertisement to a thief.

5.      
Consider keeping expensive valuables, like
electronics in a safe when not in use.  Never leave valuables unattended
in common areas.

 

This information is brought to you as a public service of
the Florida State University Police Department, and is intended to assist you
in making sound decisions concerning your personal safety and protection of
your property.

9/10/14 1:30PM - Health Officials Issue Mosquito-Borne Illness Advisory.

9/10/14 1:30PM - Health Officials Issue Mosquito-Borne Illness Advisory.
For more information, visit: http://ift.tt/1pPKQ9J;

If you are a current student or employee and did NOT receive an SMS text message, follow these instructions.

If you are a current student or employee and did NOT receive an SMS text message, follow instructions at: 
http://ift.tt/1xz2clj

9/10/14 12:15PM - FSU Alert TESTING is now complete. All previous messages were a TEST.

9/10/14 12:15PM - FSU Alert TESTING is now complete. All previous messages were a TEST. 

FSU Alert Test Scheduled for Wednesday, September 10, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

A message from Florida State University,
approved by Assistant Vice-President for Public Safety and Chief of Police,
David Perry, to all students currently taking classes, faculty, and staff.

A comprehensive test of the FSU ALERT Emergency
Notification & Warning System will be conducted this Wednesday, September
10, 2014, sometime between 11AM – 1PM.  Florida State University tests its
alert system once per semester to verify functionality and to familiarize the
campus community on how it works.

This TEST will include the
following four messages, about 2 to 3 minutes after each other:

- Test

- Dangerous Situation

- Tornado Warning

- All Clear

Despite the language of each individual
message, ALL MESSAGES issued between “Test” and “All Clear” should be considered
as a TEST; with no real emergency threat nor need to react.  In the event
that an actual emergency occur during the testing period, it will be made clear
that testing is terminated and the warning is real. Always verify an alert by
going to http://alerts.fsu.edu or by
clicking on the Alerts button on your myFSU Mobile app. 

It is strongly recommended that everyone verify
that you have registered your mobile telephone number in order to receive FSU
ALERT messages via SMS text. For instructions, go to: http://ift.tt/1xz2clj

Did you know that the FSU ALERT system can use
up to 35 different delivery methods to send emergency information? Learn about
them all and make sure we’ve got you covered: http://ift.tt/1xz2clk

This test is held in
conjunction with #KeepFSUSafe, a part of National Preparedness Month. 
Learn more at emergency.fsu.edu, or by
following Keep FSU Safe on Facebook,
Twitter, or Pinterest.

8/27/14 3:47PM - ALL CLEAR: Jefferson Street has reopened to traffic in both directions.

UPDATE 8/27/14 3:47PM - ALL CLEAR: Jefferson Street has reopened to traffic in both directions.  

 ORIGINAL POST:

8/27/14 3:34PM - TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Vehicle accident with injuries and lane blockage. Avoid Jefferson Street near Lorene (700 and 800 block). 

HEAT ADVISORY extends into 4th straight day on Sunday, August 24. High 99. Heat index 108.

 The National Weather Service has issued a HEAT ADVISORY for Sunday, August 24 from Noon to 8 p.m. 

Florida State University is forecast to see a high temperature of  99’F, combined with humidity to make the heat index feel like 108’F. 

NWS Advisory: http://ift.tt/1vxWJGA 

Learn ways to stay safe in the heat, visit: http://ift.tt/1kXJsWR 

8/23/14 7:00PM - Tropical Depression #4 forms in the Atlantic. No immediate threat to FSU, but worth watching.

Updated 8/23/14 7:00PM

As of 5:00PM, this evening, the National Hurricane Center has announced the formation of Tropical Depression #4 near Hispaniola.  Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for the Southern Bahamas.  

Tropical Depression #4 is forecast to strengthen into Tropical Storm Cristobal over the next day or two, and achieve Hurricane status by Tuesday.  

At this time, there is no immediate threat to Florida State University.  However, the path of Cristobal is highly uncertain, which a divergent varied of solutions offered by the major computer models.  For this reason, as one looks at the forecast path of the storm, do not focus on the skinny black line in the center, but rather the “cone of error”.  This cone is a reflection of the statistical error in National Hurricane Center forecasts.  The center of Cristobal can track anywhere within this cone, with it’s impacts reaching beyond that.  It is important to note that, at this time, the cone does touch the East Central Florida coastline.  

It is important for those with interests along the Florida east coast to remain very aware of the progress of this storm.   At this time, Tallahassee and the Main Campus of Florida State University is not located within the error cone.  However, a couple of our College of Medicine regional campuses (Daytona Beach and Fort Pierce) are. 

Florida State University Emergency Management will actively monitor the progress of this storm.  Until advised otherwise, all university operations remain normal.

REFERENCES:

National Hurricane Center 

8/23/14 - Excessive Heat Warning. 11am-8pm.

The National Weather Service has upgraded us from a Heat Advisory to an Excessive Heat Warning for today, between 11am and 8pm.


The key difference is the temperatures and indices we may see. 

The actual high temperature for today may reach 100 to 103.

Combined with humidity, the heat index will feel like 110 to 114.

These are very dangerous numbers for prolonged outdoor exposure and/or strenuous activity. 

Again, please:
- Limit outdoor exposure. Have access to shade and air conditioning.
- Drink plenty of cool fluids devoid of sugar, caffeine or alcohol.
- Avoid physical activity during the hottest time of the day.
- Know the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness and seek immediate medical attention if they occur.

Learn more from: http://ift.tt/1kXJsWR

8/23/14 - Excessive Heat Warning. 11am - 8pm. Temp 100-103. Heat Index 110-114. http://ift.tt/1q04tQR
HEAT ADVISORY in effect Thursday 8/21 through Saturday 8/23. Dangerous temperatures and heat indices.

 

 The National Weather Service office in Tallahassee has issued a HEAT ADVISORY in effect from Thursday 8/21 through Saturday 8/23. 
http://ift.tt/VHSpaQ;

High temperatures near 100’F will combine with humidity to great dangerous heat indices that will feel like 107 to 113’F.

These temperatures and heat indices are very dangerous for those individuals with either prolonged outdoor exposure to the heat or engaged in physical activity.

You are strongly advised to limit you outdoor exposure or physical activity to the early morning or late evening hours.  Avoid the time period of Noon to 8PM.

If you must be outdoors, hydrate yourself well with plenty of fluids free of caffeine, sugar, or alcohol.  Seek shade as much as possible.  Recognize the signs and symptoms of heat related illnesses. 

Learn more by visiting:  http://ift.tt/1kXJsWR

 

 

7/28/14 8:05PM - *FSU ALERT!* Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 8:45PM. 60+MPH winds, hail and frequent lightning.

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
805 PM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN GADSDEN COUNTY IN FLORIDA…
NORTHWESTERN JEFFERSON COUNTY IN FLORIDA…
LEON COUNTY IN FLORIDA…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF TALLAHASSEE…
NORTHWESTERN WAKULLA COUNTY IN FLORIDA…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF CRAWFORDVILLE…
SOUTHEASTERN GRADY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST GEORGIA…

* UNTIL 845 PM EDT

* AT 803 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN
EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING
FROM 15 MILES NORTH OF TALLAHASSEE TO 21 MILES NORTHWEST OF
CRAWFORDVILLE…AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO LEON
COUNTY CIVIC CENTER…STATE CAPITAL COMPLEX AND WOODVILLE

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOVE IMMEDIATELY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS UNTIL
THIS STORM PASSES.

CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM.
LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES NUMBER ONE KILLERS. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU
HEAR THE SOUND OF THUNDER TO TAKE COVER.

7-28-14 4:23pm - Construction Accident Update

All emergency and investigative personnel are clear from the scene.  Campus is under normal operating conditions.

07-28-14 12;23pm Emergency Services Activity

*FSU ALERT* Emergency Services working a construction accident on near construction site on Woodward/Ave on the FSU campus. No threat to campus.

*FSU ALERT* Emergency Services Activity Woodward Ave Area

07-28-14 12:27pm Emergency Services Activity on campus - Emergency services working a construction accident at construction site off of Woodward Avenue on the FSU campus.  No threat to campus.  Campus is under normal operating conditions at this time.  No road closures are in effect.