Stay Safe This Hurricane Season

Posted October 11, 2018

UCF's thoughts and wishes for safety are with the communities impacted by Hurricane Michael.

We know that many of our Knights have close ties to north Florida, and the university has extended its resources and support to those most impacted.

Hurricane Michael has created hazardous conditions in Tallahassee and across the Panhandle. At this time it is not safe to travel to that area.  If you must travel to north, visit https://fl511.com for current road closures and other roadway safety information.

If you'd like to support recovery efforts, visit https://www.volunteerflorida.org/ to learn more about Volunteer Florida, the state's lead agency for volunteerism and service.

It's important to remember that the Atlantic hurricane season lasts until Nov. 30. The best time to prepare for a storm is well before one is forecasted to impact our area.

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

In the event of a severe weather emergency, major updates will be shared through the UCF Alert system, which includes text and email messages, www.ucf.edu, 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.

As our state recovers from Hurricane Michael's devastating impact, let's not forget the importance of being prepared and staying vigilant.