Does your campus have a plan to survive severe weather events?

September 17, 2019 | By Matthew Poslusny and Kristi Eaves-McLennan via University Business

The weather on Meredith College’s Raleigh, N.C., campus is often mild, but from ice and snow to hurricanes—like Hurricane Dorian, which threatens us now—we’ve weathered our fair share of storms.

We used to get calls and emails from students and faculty alike anytime bad weather approached asking if we knew and whether we had a plan. By changing how our administration responds to bad forecasts, we’ve calmed nerves around inclement weather—and learned some lessons that campus administrators can apply to any climate challenge.