Niagara University to assist Lewiston-Porter in Emergency Relocation Exercise

In Announcements, by , on April 22nd, 2016

Continuing Niagara University’s efforts as a community resource, the university is partnering with the Lewiston-Porter School District for its emergency relocation exercise. This exercise is a team effort, using members of emergency response teams from both institutions.

The exercise, which will take place April 25-26, will provide a staging area to relocated students should the Lew-Port school district have to evacuate students from their facilities while classes are in session. Staging students at Niagara University provides Lew-Port time to contact families, informing them that their child is safe and where to pick them up.

Please note the following restrictions and potential traffic congestion during the exercise period:

Monday, April 25:

  • 900-plus primary and intermediary students will be staged at the Kiernan Center and Dwyer Arena.
  • There will be no access to Kiernan or Dwyer from 8:30 – 11 a.m.
  • Access to Dwyer is available for athletics from the south door.
  • There will be bus congestion near Kiernan and Dwyer from 9-9:30 a.m.
  • Additionally, there will be bus congestion near Kiernan and Dwyer from 10:30-11 a.m.
  • Arrangements have been made with NYPA to park the buses in the Power Vista C lot.

Tuesday April 26:

  • 700-plus middle and high school students will be staged in the upper level of the Gallagher Center.
  • There will be no building restrictions, but there will be bus congestion near the Gallagher Center from 9-9:30 a.m. and again from 10:30-11 a.m.
  • Buses will be parked in the Dwyer B lot.

Thank you for your patience as we assist one of Niagara’s key community partners with this important initiative.

If you have questions about these exercises, please contact Chris Ferguson at ext. 8345 or