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08 - 27 - 2012

ULM asks for FirstCall updates ahead of Isaac

ULM asks for FirstCall updates ahead of Isaac Photo

ULM is asking students, faculty and staff to make sure their emergency information is current on the FirstCall emergency notification system should it need to be activated during Tropical Storm Isaac.

The system will issue alerts via email, text message and telephone should it be necessary during the storm.

Isaac is expected to make landfall along the Louisiana or Mississippi coast on Wednesday and make its way across the state on Wednesday and Thursday. The National Weather Service in Shreveport said North Louisiana could experience wind and heavy rain from the storm.

To submit your FirstCall information, visit

“Our administrative team continues to monitor the storm, and we will keep you apprised of any developments as they affect ULM,” said ULM President Nick Bruno in an email to staff.

As of Monday evening, no classes have been cancelled. Updates on classes and the storm can be found at


Bruno said in his letter the Fant-Ewing Coliseum is currently being transformed into a special needs shelter. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Louisiana Social Services will operate the shelter.

Continue to check The Hawkeye for updates as Isaac makes its way into Louisiana.