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Emergency Procedures

Hurricane Guidelines

Flagler College’s Department of Safety and Security monitors all potential tropical storms and hurricanes reported by the National Weather Service. When a storm is predicted to impact the areas in and around the city of St. Augustine, the Security Department, Crisis Management Team, Emergency Operations Team and Building Management Teams will all begin preparation of the campus for this severe weather. As the weather approaches, these management teams will stay in contact with the College community as decisions are made regarding class cancellations and any possible campus evacuation.

If the St. Augustine area is under a hurricane warning, the College will post regular updates regarding the impending storm through the Flagler College email system. The e2Campus mass notification system will be utilized only under extreme circumstances when information needs to be sent and received immediately. (Any student, faculty or staff member may sign up for this service by visiting and following the registration procedures.)

As general preparation for an approaching hurricane, we suggest the following actions:

  • All residential students are encouraged to have in their residence hall room a NOAA Weather Alert Radio.
  • Keep a flashlight and fresh batteries in your residence hall room.
  • Never use candles in your residence hall.
  • Stay inside during the height of any storm.
  • Have prepackaged snacks and water in your room in case the weather does not permit you to go to the Dining Hall for a meal.
  • Stay away from windows and glass doors during high winds or lightning.
  • Check your email at least every few hours.
  • Place plastic coverings over your computer or other electronic equipment if you leave your residence hall room for an extended period.
  • Call Security at 819-6200 if you need assistance or to report facility damage.
  • If you go outdoors immediately after a severe storm, watch for fallen power lines or hazardous debris