Hurricane and Tropical Weather

gatorsafe_icon_web_HURRICANEUF is approximately 70 miles from either coast and can be impacted by hurricanes and other tropical weather. Hurricane season lasts from June 1 through November 30. It is important to prepare ahead of any tropical weather.

What to Know

Get a Plan

Get a Kit

Be Informed

What to Do

Before the storm

  • Ensure disaster supply kit is stocked
  • Fuel vehicle
  • Inform family and friends of plan, especially if sheltering in a different location than residence
  • Remove or secure outside items such as potted plants, grills and lawn furniture

During the storm

  • Stay indoors and do not travel during the storm
  • If winds become strong, stay away from doors and windows – take refuge in an interior room, closet or hallway
  • Do NOT use candles, which can increase fire risk
  • Understand that emergency services might not be able to respond during the storm

After the storm

  • Document any damage with pictures
  • Take reasonable actions to protect your property from further damage
  • Check on your neighbors
  • Avoid downed power lines and flooded areas
  • Expect delays and inconveniences
  • Even campus may be damaged, so please use care when traveling around to avoid hazards

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