Florida A&M University (FAMU) President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., has issued a statement to reassure students whose relatives may have been affected by the passage of Hurricane Ida and the recent earthquake devastation in Haiti.
On Aug. 14, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Haiti leaving more than 2,000 confirmed dead, several hundred missing and more than 12,000 injured.
Hurricane Ida, which made landfall in Louisiana as a category 4 weather system Sunday, is expected to affect the Mississippi and Ohio River valleys as it heads inland toward the Mid-Atlantic states.
“Our thoughts are with the people of Haiti ravaged by the devastation caused by the earthquake and families in harm’s way as Ida comes onshore in Louisiana,” Robinson said.
“I want all FAMU students whose families and communities are affected by nature’s wrath to know that we stand ready to assist them with any on-campus challenges.”
In order to connect with the students, Robinson and senior administrators will provide a forum to hear students’ concerns.
“We will hold a virtual town hall meeting Monday evening at 6 p.m., to share with our students how the University plans to help and advise them of safety precautions to take,” Robinson said.
The virtual townhall is being held as the University enters the second week of fall semester classes.
Please click the link below to join the webinar: