Get A Plan An important component of the University's emergency preparedness is you! When students, faculty and staff are prepared for emergencies the impact to the University can be reduced and the recovery process can be quicker. The information below can show you how to prepare for a emergency at home, work or school.
State of Florida Emergency Plan
Federal Emergency Management Agency Emergency Preparedness
Red Cross Ready Preparedness Program
A standard disaster supply kit includes a minimum of 3 day (72 hours) worth of basic supplies. A
kit should be customized to meet your specific needs. Below are the general guideline to follow
when creating a kit.
- Water – minimum guidance is 1 gallon per day, per person. Half for drinking and half for sanitation.
Tip: Before the storm, fill large containers with water for drinking and cooking, and fill bathtub for cleaning and flushing.
- Food – store food that does not require refrigeration or preparation such as canned goods or shelf-stable meals.
- Battery / hand-crank powered radio – monitor local media and can be used without electricity.
- Flashlight (with extra batteries)
- First-aid kit – check supply of non-prescription pain relievers, band-aids, antibacterial ointment, insect repellent and other items.
- Special needs items – prescription medications, infant formula or other specific needs you or your family may have.
- Toiletries – hygiene items
Review the emergency response plans and emergency procedures and understand what to do in case of an emergency. Listen to the radio, sign up for emergency alerts and follow instructions or directives given by emergency personnel.