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Hurricane Preparedness

​Tropical cyclones are one of the most dangerous natural disasters South Florida is at risk of. South Florida's hurricane season runs from June 1st and ends November 30th and a key to being safe is preparing for these devastating weather incidents prior to their potential.  By knowing what actions to take, you drastically reduce the effects of a hurricane. 

The Department of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness has worked to put together a Broward College Hurricane Safety Action Guide​ which is designed to serve as a quick reference guide for you. This printable PDF document contains hurricane safety tips, a tracking chart, safety information, as well as checklists to ensure you are prepared not only at Broward College but also in your personal lives at home. 


 

BEFORE THE STORM

  • ​Educate yourself and remained informed. When Broward College is threatened by a Tropical Storm students, faculty, and staff will be notified of cancellations and closures by BC Alert​

  • Take time to make an emergency plan. Ready.gov features the ability to make your very own plan which includes templates.

  • Gather supplies and build an emergency kit. You should be prepared and have on hand supplies to last up to 48-72 hours. Supplies you should include are:

    • Water

    • Food: Non-perishable

    • NOAA weather radio: battery or hand crank, extra batteries for both

    • Flashlight and extra batteries

    • First aid kit: to include any medication or prescription

    • Tool-kit and/or multi-tool

    • Sanitation and personal hygiene items

    • Personal and important documents

    • Cell phone with chargers

    • Emergency contact information

    • Cash

    • Specialty items: Medical supplies, baby supplies, pet supplies

    • Work gloves

DURING THE STORM 

  • ​Listen to the radio or watch TV for information.

  • Be sure to remain indoors, stay away​ from windows, glass doors, and find a safe room (typically interior room with no windows.

  • Do not go outside and understand that as the eye of the storm passes there will usually be a short period of calmness. Note though, waiting on the other side is rapidly increasing wind speeds and other hurricane forces.

WHEN THE STORM PASSES

  • Listen to the radio or watch TV to ensure confirmation that the storm has in fact passed. 

  • Be careful of debris, standing water, downed power lines, and other hazards.

  • If you have to drive or travel, do so carefully and cautiously. Do not drive through any standing water as they may deeper than they appear. 

ADDITIONAL HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS INFOMRATION AND RESOURCES

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