Do you have evacuation options before the semester begins?
When your area is told to evacuate, it can be a stressful time! That is why you should talk to your family about evacuation options now before an emergency arises. Which route you take to evacuate, and where you evacuate to is up to you and your family. For more information, click the Evacuation tab below.
Are you staying informed?
A good way to stay informed about hurricanes and other hazardous conditions is by watching your local weather report. Some other ways you can stay informed are listed under the Alerts, Advisories & Updates tab below.
Do you have a student specific plan?
In the event of a hurricane or other emergency, students and their families should have a plan specific to their needs. You should plan how you're going to communicate, what supplies you will need, how to will preserve your valuables, what mode of transportation you will use, and think about sheltering if you are unable to evacuate.
As you know, hurricanes are very common in Florida, especially South Florida. FGCU is located off the SouthWest coast of Florida, so before joining the eagles on your exciting journey, it is important to be prepared now before a storm comes!
✅ Before Semester Starts:
Look over each course syllabus to find out information for your classes in case of a hurricane.
You are responsible for turning in coursework outlined in your syllabus on time unless stated otherwise by your professor, even if the campus is closed!
✅ 1st Week:
Prepare your hurricane kit! Find out how you can design your own personal kit by clicking on the "Hurricane Kit" link.
Have a "to-go bag" ready in case you need to evacuate quickly - include personal items and important documents.
✅ 1st Month:
Set up a financial plan and keep cash on hand!
Local banks and ATMs will likely be unavailable during the storm, and can take a while to open back up once the storm is gone.
Identify multiple evacuation routes and plans, and discuss with your plans with family.
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