Hurricane Preparedness Reminder

Posted September 12, 2018

UCF extends our support and safe wishes to the communities along the southeastern coast forecasted to be most impacted by Hurricane Florence.

Although no severe threats are projected for Central Florida at this time, UCF reminds you that we are only halfway through the Atlantic hurricane season, which lasts until Nov. 30.

At UCF, the Office Emergency Management closely monitors severe weather and prepares the campus to respond to and recover from natural disasters and other threats.

It's important that you also take personal precautions. The best time to prepare for a storm is well before one is forecasted.

Know what you would do and where you would go should severe weather force you to evacuate outside of Central Florida or ride out the storm at home.

Have a basic emergency kit ready to go in a moment's notice. The kit should include 72 hours' worth of water, nonperishable food, a weather radio, batteries, cash, chargers, and other necessary medical and personal items.

In the event of a severe weather emergency, major updates will be shared through the UCF Alert system, which includes text and email messages,, and UCF and UCF Police social media accounts.

To ensure you receive emergency messages, update your contact information on myUCF via the student or employee self-service tab. You can add a secondary email address for a parent, spouse or other contact, allowing them to also receive updates.

In the face of severe weather, our campus community has proven that we are resilient and compassionate. In this spirit, I encourage your continued preparedness and care this hurricane season.