The FAMU Police Department is asking that all administrators, faculty, staff, students, parents and building managers to sign up for e2campus alert. Please go to www.famu.edu and click on the e2campus alert link. It will be the first method of notification to provide information and instruction in case of an emergency or disaster.
For up to date information, call the University’s hotline at 1-877-326-6397.
Due the anticipation of Hurricane Irene, Florida A&M University has authorized early check-in for those students that may be affected by the hurricane. However, students assigned to Palmetto North, Building 157 have been notified that their official check-in date is Saturday, August 27. Please note that the University will respond to those students/parents on case-by-case basis that request an early arrival because of the hurricane. For housing information, call (850) 599-3651.
If you are inside a building:
- Flying debris is the greatest danger in hurricanes/tornadoes.
- Avoid windows. If you make any effort to open windows, they should be only opened an inch or two and should be opened before a tornado warning. After a tornado warning, it is recommended that you do not go near the windows due to the possibility of flying glass or high winds.
- Go to the basement, lowest floor, small center room (like a bathroom or closet), under a stairwell, in an interior hallway or room with no windows. Go to the center of the room. Stay away from corners because they tend to attract debris.
- Crouch as low as possible to the floor, facing down; and cover your head with your hands.
- Cover yourself with a mattress or sleeping bag
If you are in a vehicle:
If the tornado is visible, far away, and the traffic is light, you may be able to drive out of its path by moving at right angles to the tornado. Otherwise, park the car as quickly and safely as possible -- out of the traffic lanes. Get out and seek shelter in a sturdy building. If in the open country, run to low ground away from any cars (which may roll over on you). Lie flat and face-down, protecting the back of your head with your arms. Avoid seeking shelter under bridges or overpasses, which can create deadly traffic hazards while offering little protection against flying debris.
- Do not use elevators; you could be trapped in them if the power is lost.
- Do not stay in large open rooms like gyms and auditoriums.
- Do not stay around glass such as windows or skylights