Hurricane Preparedness

BEFORE THE STORM

  • Educate yourself and remained informed. When Southern University at New Orleans is threatened by Tropical Storm students, faculty, and staff will be notified of cancellations and closures by SUNO Emergency Text Alert System.
  • Review SUNO's Hurricane Emergency Preparedness Plan.
  • Take time to make an emergency plan. NOLA Ready features the ability to make your very own plan which includes templates.
  • Gather supplies and build an emergency kit. You should be prepared and have on hand supplies to last up to 48-72 hours. Supplies you should include are:
    • Water
    • Food: Non-perishable
    • NOAA weather radio: battery or hand crank, extra batteries for both
    • Flashlight and extra batteries
    • First aid kit: to include any medication or prescription
    • Tool-kit and/or multi-tool
    • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
    • Personal and important documents
    • Cell phone with chargers
    • Emergency contact information
    • Cash
    • Specialty items: Medical supplies, baby supplies, pet supplies
    • Work gloves

 

DURING THE STORM 

  • Listen to the radio or watch TV for information.
  • Be sure to remain indoors, stay away from windows, glass doors, and find a safe room (typically interior room with no windows.
  • Do not go outside and understand that as the eye of the storm passes there will usually be a short period of calmness.

 

WHEN THE STORM PASSES

  • Listen to the radio or watch TV to ensure confirmation that the storm has in fact passed. 
  • Be careful of debris, standing water, downed power lines, and other hazards.
  • If you have to drive or travel, do so carefully and cautiously. Do not drive through any standing water as they may deeper than they appear. 

 

ADDITIONAL HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

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