MIT Emergency Information
Tuesday, September 19th, 2017


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Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

We are continuing to monitor Hurricane Jose.  Currently, areas south of MIT's main campus are in a Tropical Storm Warning, which means tropical storm conditions (winds of 74mph) are expected within the watch area in the next 48 hours.  Jose is forecast to impact Southeast New England on Wednesday, with effects similar to that of a strong nor'easter on the southern coast of Massachusetts and Cape Cod.  Please use caution if you are commuting from these areas.  Impacts to MIT's main campus will be minimal, but we will continue to monitor the storm and update the MIT community with updates as conditions change.  Please continue to check this website, @MITPrepared on twitter, and /MITPrepared on Facebook for continued updates specific to MIT and general hurricane preparedness information.  If you have any questions, please contact MIT Emergency Management at or 617-452-4368.  

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  • MIT email
  • MIT telephone voicemail
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  • MIT Cable TV (emergency broadcasting system)
  • MIT Radio (WMBR)
  • Electronic message boards

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Emergency Information
on-campus: 3-SNOW (3-7669)
off-campus/cell: 617-253-7669

MIT Police
on-campus: 100
off-campus/cell: 617-253-1212

MIT Medical
on-campus: 3-4481
off-campus/cell: 617-253-4481

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