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The Tallahassee area is subject to severe weather, which includes
thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes. For that reason, residents are
not to have any type of antenna or electrical appliance in your room
windows. Local radio and television stations announce severe weather
watches and warnings when the weather conditions dictate.
In the event that a hurricane or tornado should come into the Gulf of
Mexico and turn toward the Florida Big Bend area, your residence hall
staff will distribute specific hurricane preparation information to you.
The residential facilities on campus are not designated as emergency
shelters. Should a severe weather report dictate a hurricane, tornado, or
storm warning, the following procedures are to be followed:
1. Go to the lowest floor possible. If you cannot reach a lower
floor, stay away from all windows and go to an interior hallway
2. Sit on the floor with your back to the stairwell or in the central
portions of your room away from windows.
3. If a storm strikes, duck your head between your knees and cover
the back of your head with your hands for protection.
4. Try to remain calm.
5. Do not move from shelter until the severe weather is well out of
the area or instructed by a staff member.
Smoke detectors are provided throughout the Residential Facilities for
the safety and protection of everyone living in the building. It is against
policy to tamper with, dismantle, or cover any smoke detector in any
way. If the smoke detector in the room needs to be replaced which is
indicated by a beep every few minutes, please alert the Residence Hall
staff. Do not attempt to replace, remove, or tamper with a smoke
detector. Rooms with dismantled smoke detectors are in violation and
assigned resident(s) will be fined, referred to FAMU PD, and the Student
Conduct and Conflict Resolution staff for tampering with fire safety
Sprinkler heads are located in the residential halls and in the apartments.
The hanging of any materials from the sprinkler heads can activate the
system and cause damage to the device and facility. In this instance,
water profusely discharges in the building causing severe water damage
to the immediate room and to other surrounding areas. Nothing should
be hung on any sprinkler head at any time. Also, care must be taken to
avoid accidental damage to the sprinkler heads. Violators will be fined
and shall pay the cost of damages to the equipment and property of other
residents, and the University.