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Emergency Procedure

Tower Siren Alerts

Do you know what to do in an emergency?

As part of Flagler’s ongoing commitment to safety and security, the College has implemented a new alert system using speakers located in the towers of Ponce Hall and at the FEC Complex.
A steady siren indicates a tornado that is close or imminent. Shelter should be sought immediately.

When a tornado warning is announced at Flagler College:
  • Your residence hall or campus building has no basement. Take cover under heavy furniture on the ground floor in the center of the building, an interior hallway or in a small room on the ground floor that is away from outside walls and windows.
  • Stay away from windows to avoid flying debris.
  • If you are outside and there isn't time to get into a building, take cover and lie flat in the nearest depression, such as a ditch.

An alternating on/off buzzer of short intervals indicates other types of severe weather or any emergency situation. It will be followed by announcements indicating the action that should be taken, including, but not limited to “avoid campus,” “stay in the building,” or “seek protection in another area.” Updates will follow the original announcement. Once the emergency has passed, an all clear will be announced.

Both siren and buzzer will be followed with information through the e2Campus system, Flagler e-mail and, when possible, the College radio station (WFCF 88.5FM). In any emergency, additional information can be obtained by calling the college’s main line at (904) 829-6481, the security office at (904) 819-6200 or by visiting

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