Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a State of Emergency to allow Florida cities to prepare for the potential impact of Hurricane Dorian.
The State of Emergency declaration ensures that local governments have ample time, resources and flexibility to get prepared for hurricanes and are not hindered from taking any necessary actions to keep communities safe.
Florida A&M University (FAMU) is working to prepare its campuses, students, faculty, and staff for the possible effects of Hurricane Dorian.
At this time, weather officials have noted Hurricane Dorian will likely turn northwest toward Florida over the next few days. Areas of South Florida and the Atlantic Coast may be in the path of Dorian, which is likely to strengthen into a major hurricane. According to current forecasts, Tallahassee could see strong winds and heavy rain as early as Saturday night.
The FAMU Emergency Management Team, along with local and state officials, is closely monitoring the storm to learn more about its path to keep the University’s main and satellite campuses and facilities in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Brooksville, Jacksonville, and Crestview informed. The University will work directly with staff, faculty and students to announce and communicate any necessary closures or operational changes in preparation for the storm.
If there are any changes in University operations or scheduling, the campus community will be notified via [email protected], the text alert system, and the homepage link on FAMU.edu, which houses updates, resources, frequently asked questions, and announcements. Download the FAMU mobile APP to receive updates.
Here are a few Emergency preparedness tips that the State of Florida recommends:
- Stay alert to storm advisories (watch the news, listen to the radio, stay up-to-date online)
- Prepare and keep a disaster supply kit ready
- Stock up on water and non-perishable items
- Listen to the instruction of local officials
- Protect important documents
More preparation information is available at: