Tropical Storm Hilary Updates - Normal Operations Return Tuesday
August 21, 2023 - 03:33 PM
While on-campus operations were limited on Monday due to the tropical storm, Mt. San Antonio College is ready to welcome students and employees with full operations on Tuesday.
The campus received a little more than 2.3 inches of rain from Sunday into Monday. Thanks to proactive measures taken by the Facilities and Campus Safety teams, the college fared well during the storm with limited reports of water intrusion.
picture: The Student Center was set against bright blue skies by Monday afternoon.
Mt. SAC Limiting Operations on Monday Due to Tropical Storm
August 20, 2023, 8 p.m.
Mt. San Antonio College is actively monitoring Tropical Storm Hilary and its impact on the region. By all accounts, the campus is weathering the storm well thanks to proactive measures taken by the Facilities and Campus Safety teams. After carefully considering local conditions, storm projections, and the state of the college, Mt. SAC will limit its operations on Monday, August 21, 2023. The decision was made out of an abundance of caution and to support emergency operations in the area. The safety and well-being of employees, students and the community is our priority. College business is expected to return to full operations on Tuesday, August 22, 2023.
LIMITED ON CAMPUS STAFF
- Managers and essential personnel will be on campus and provide limited in-person support. If you are directed to work on campus by your supervisor and are unable to attend, please notify your supervisor.
- For employees, your leadership team will reach out about your expectations for work on Monday.
- Most employees will be asked to work remotely and provide limited services virtually.
- For students, many services will be available virtually. Visit the department website to learn more.
EVENTS AND PRACTICES
- Events and practices scheduled in-person at the college have been postponed.
- Details about those rescheduled events will be sent by the sponsoring office.
Mt. SAC Alerts provide emergency notifications via phone call, text message, and email. We also post information to our website and social media. You can check your emergency contact information by logging into the Mt. SAC Portal. Members of the community who do not have a Portal account, can receive text message alerts by texting MTSACALERT to 226787 (CAMPUS). Standard text message and data rates apply.
Mt. SAC Prepares for Tropical Storm
August 18, 2023, 9 p.m.
Mt. San Antonio College is informing its community that there is a tropical storm watch in effect in our area. This is the first tropical storm to threaten our area in more than 80 years. Tropical storms are serious. They can bring heavy rain, dangerous winds, and flooding. At this time, the National Weather Service anticipates the eye of the storm to reach our area by Sunday evening.
The college is taking proactive measures to protect the safety and wellbeing of its community. While we don’t know the path of the storm or its severity, we encourage everyone to plan as much as possible in advance. On our campus, the college’s facilities and safety teams have been preparing the campus buildings and facilities since yesterday. At this time, we plan for Mt. SAC to continue business as usual on Monday. However, we are carefully watching the situation and will communicate through our emergency notification system, Mt. SAC Alert, should the situation change.
The college will provide a Mt. SAC Alert update on Sunday evening. Employees can expect to hear from their managers as information develops.
Mt. SAC Alerts provide emergency notifications via phone call, text message, and email. We also post information to our website and social media. You can check your emergency contact information by logging into the Mt. SAC Portal.
We encourage the Mt. SAC community to take this time to review personal plans at home. Being prepared at home supports the resilience of our community. Helpful resources are included below.
- American Red Cross: Hurricane Hilary Information
- National Weather Service: What to do Before the Tropical Storm
- Los Angeles Times: How to Prepare for Hurricane Hilary
- Sign up for your city or your county’s emergency notification system (LA County’s is Ready LA)