Emergency Preparedness

Hurricane preparedness

The National Weather Service renewed UCF’s StormReady recognition ahead of hurricane season, which runs June 1 through Nov. 30. The recognition will remain in effect through May 28, 2022.

StormReady designation encourages communities to take a proactive approach to improving hazardous-weather education and preparedness in partnership with the National Weather Service.

The university first earned designation as a StormReady University in 2010 and has maintained its standing ever since. As a result, the plans, technology and warning systems in place helped immensely when Hurricane Matthew (2016) and Hurricane Irma (2017) affected university operations.

Twenty-one universities and colleges are recognized as StormReady within Florida, and UCF is the largest university nationwide to have the designation.

To qualify as StormReady, a community must:

  • Establish a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center
  • Have more than one way to receive severe-weather warnings and forecasts and to alert the public
  • Create a system that monitors weather conditions locally
  • Promote the importance of public readiness through community seminars
  • Develop a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes training severe-weather spotters and holding emergency exercises

Here are a few more suggestions to help you stay prepared for severe weather:

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