What To Do?

UF is about 70 miles from either coast and can be impacted by hurricanes. Hurricane season lasts from June 1 through November 30.

Before the Storm

  • Ensure storm supply kit is stocked – See Recommended Checklist
  • Fuel vehicle
  • Inform family and friends of the plan, especially if sheltering in a different location than usual
  • Remove or secure outside items such as potted plants, grills and lawn furniture


During the Storm

  • Stay indoors and do not travel during the storm
  • If winds become strong, stay away from doors and windows. Take refuge in an interior room, closet or hallway
  • Do NOT use candles, which can increase fire risk
  • Understand that emergency services and scheduled bus routes might not be able to respond or operate during the storm


After the Storm

  • Document any damage with pictures
  • Take reasonable actions to protect your property from further damage
  • Check on your neighbors
  • Avoid downed power lines and flooded areas
  • Expect delays and inconveniences
  • Even campus may be damaged, so please use care when traveling around to avoid hazards