BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 31, 2012 – (8 a.m.) -- There is no power at Virginia Tech's Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church, Va. All Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Center classes starting before 6 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, are cancelled. All offices are closed.
The Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Center Language and Culture Institute is closed Wednesday, Oct. 31. All classes are cancelled, all offices are closed.
All other Virginia Tech locations in the National Capital Region have electrical power and are operating on a normal schedule.
BLACKSBURG, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 30 (11:45 a.m.) -- The following Virginia Cooperative Extension Offices are closed:
(3 a.m.) The Virginia Tech Blacksburg campus will be OPEN on Tuesday, Oct. 30.
However, due to conditions caused by Hurricane Sandy, the following Virginia Tech facilities will be closed on Tuesday, Oct. 30:
The following Agriculture Research and Extension Centers are closed due to weather:
The following Virginia Cooperative Extension Offices are closed:
BLACKSBURG, Va., Sunday, Oct. 28 (10 p.m.) -- Virginia Tech will be open on Monday Oct. 29. Classes and offices operate per normal schedule for the Blacksburg campus.
University leadership received an order from Gov. McDonnell to close all executive offices. Subsequent to our sending VT Alerts, state government leaders clarified that the Virginia governor's executive order was not intended for colleges and universities. We will make decisions concerning university status based on local conditions. We apologize for the confusion.
Please note that the Hampton Roads campus will be closed on Monday, Oct. 29, due to conditions in the Tidewater region.
BLACKSBURG, Va., Sunday, Oct. 28 (7:30 a.m.) -- Hurricane Sandy is expected to parallel the southeast coast of the United States over the next couple of days, moving in a general northeast direction. It is believed the storm will come onshore somewhere along the Delaware coast in late Monday night to early Tuesday morning. Sandy currently has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph with higher gusts.
However, the most remarkable statistic associated with this particular storm is its size, particularly the size of the wind field. Tropical storm force winds (39 miles per hour or above) extend outward from the center up to a distance of 450 miles. Thus a prolonged period of strong winds can be expected over much of Virginia, even areas well inland, beginning as early as Sunday.
BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 26, 2012, (8 p.m.) -- Hurricane Sandy is projected to impact the mid-Atlantic and northeastern portions of the United States early next week. It appears likely that Hurricane Sandy will begin to influence the weather in Virginia as early as Saturday.
There is still considerable disagreement in the forecast models as to the exact future trajectory of this system. However, Sandy is a very large storm and it is likely that Virginia, especially areas east of the I-95 corridor, will be impacted.
Virginia Tech has satellite facilities in the Hampton Roads, Richmond, and National Capital Regions that may be affected by the storm. While Sandy is still a few days out, people in those areas along and east of Interstate 95 should closely monitor local media and the National Weather Service for the latest updates.
This hurricane should serve as a reminder to the Virginia Tech community to review and assess their personal preparedness and emergency plans. The Office of Emergency Management recommends that you:
For more information, please email Office of Emergency Management, call (540) 231-2438, or visit the following sites: