Each year, the National Hurricane Center releases a Hurricane Season prediction. Regardless of the number of expected storms, the most important thing to remember is that it takes just one storm to cause damage and disruption. Even indirect hurricane impact can leave areas without power for an extended period of time and cause serious damage.
A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone, which is a generic term for a low pressure system that generally forms in the tropics. The cyclone is accompanied by thunderstorms, severe wind and occasionally tornadoes. Hurricanes have a range of damaging winds between 74 miles per hour and over 156 miles per hour. These strong winds create storm surges that cause waves to crest over coastlines causing flooding especially in low-lying areas. A hurricane and its bands of surrounding storms also create torrential rain, 洪水和大面积停电.
It only takes one storm to threaten, cause damage and disrupt our lives. A hurricane will not occur without warning, so in the off-season it is important to be educated, 制定计划, and ensure that you are adequately prepared. Monitor the weather closely during hurricane season, which runs from June 1st – November 30th. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.
When a tropical storm or hurricane is forecasted to impact NCF, follow directions and guidance administered by the Emergency Management Team. All official information regarding campus closings, 课程取消, 疏散, and reopening of the campus will be communicated through the main NCF website, 强大的榕树安全移动应用程序, campus email, and by calling 941-487-5000.
下载 NCF飓风指南 to provide you information on campus operations and hurricane preparedness tips. Also, housing applications included the form Emergency Hurricane Evacuation Plan, which you should always keep current.
Maintain an Emergency Kit Year-round
Your personal plan of action disaster 工具包 should include:
- Important documents including license, passport and insurance policies
Find more information on Disaster Kits at www.准备好了.政府.工具包
If the NCF Emergency Management Team is activated and the President decides to close campus, all non-essential operations will cease until the campus reopens.
不必要的 campus operations include, but may not be limited to:
- 健身中心及图书馆 (may be designated as operational during a hurricane closure)
在新博网址是多少飓风关闭期间, certain campus personnel/departments will continue to work on and off-campus during the storm response.
至关重要的 personnel will continue to work on campus while 至关重要的 personnel will continue to work off-campus.
Critical Personnel/Departments are defined as:
- Operations (IT, Facilities, Physical Plant)
- Student Affairs (Dining, Housing, Transportation)
Essential Personnel/Departments are defined as:
- Administrative (Budget, Finance/Procurement, HR/Payroll)
While 疏散 will not always be necessary, it is important that you are prepared if there is a need to leave your residence. 通常, it is only necessary to evacuate to an inland location approximately 25-30 miles away from the projected path of the storm.
The best plan is to stay with family or friends that are located out of the projected path of the storm. 然而, should you not be able to stay with family or friends—as a last resort—you can go to the closest 疏散 shelter.
总是让你的RA, 顾问, 主管, or another official on campus know that you are evacuating (whether that is to a shelter or to a family or friend’s house). This is to ensure that you can be located and accounted for, to make sure you are safe.
For information on your nearest 疏散 shelter, please see the following area county 政府ernment web sites:
If the campus is evacuated, do not return until emergency management has directed you to do so. Hurricanes can inflict severe damage to infrastructure, roadways, and buildings. Post-hurricane environmental conditions are likely to be unsafe.
The only personnel and departments that will be on campus are the Campus 警察局 and Facilities.
All other personnel/departments will work from home or office operations will cease until after the storm passes and campus is safe to reopen.
These contacts in the above link connect you to campus and local emergency services
This link above features both Android and iP磨练 compatible app downloads of the Official 安全 App of the 新博网页 for instant alerts
This ten-page downloadable PDF provides much more detail of what to expect in case of a hurricane.