University Housing will remain open for Hurricane Irma; however, all students are encouraged to alternative shelter if available further inland. Housing hurricane preparation information can be found HERE.
For students who choose to remain in Housing, you will be responsible for gathering your own supplies and preparing for the storm. Below are recommended actions to take:
- Secure enough water for your consumption and use. It is recommended you have 2 gallons per person per day.
- Purchase non-perishable food items to have on hand should Dining Commons not be available.
- Get a flashlight or battery powered lantern with extra batteries. In the event of a power outage, flashlights will not be provided to students. Candles are not permitted, as they are especially hazardous in inclement weather situations.
- If you would like to keep your phone or tablet charged when there is no power, we recommend purchasing a portable power bank.
For the safety and security of our students and that of our first response agencies, you are advised to stay indoors during inclement weather. Emergency response agencies may not be able to respond to your needs during severe weather conditions. Stay out of flooded areas, as they may be extremely dangerous (i.e. energized by downed power lines). Also be aware that tree limbs and trees may continue to fall after the storm has passed. Please do not leave the buildings until cleared by University Housing staff to do so.
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