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Hurricane Preparedness




  • View the Hurricane Preparedness Guide.
  • Educate yourself and remain informed. When Tropical storms threaten Southern University at New Orleans, 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



  • 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 an 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.



  • Listen to the radio or watch TV to confirm that the storm has 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 be deeper than they appear. 



Hurricane Emergency Preparedness Plan

Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Hurricane Preparedness Presentation - NOLA Ready