Are You Ready for the 2020 Hurricane Season?

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Monday, June 1, 2020, marked the start of hurricane season. Hurricanes not only affect coastal communities, but can also have significant impact hundreds of miles inland. It only takes one to change your life and your community. As hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria remind us, it is not just major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher) that we need to worry about. All hurricanes could potentially cause significant damage.

However, there is a lot you can do now to prepare financially, know your risk and stay informed as well as avoid a last-minute rush to grocery or home-improvement stores. Learn how you can develop a plan, receive emergency alerts, and how and where to evacuate. To learn hurricane terms and more ways to prepare, click here.

Valencia Alerts

If severe weather approaches Central Florida, Valencia’s public safety officials will strive to provide a timely warning. The West Campus Security Office will serve as our Emergency Operations Center to coordinate mission critical services.

In an emergency, all employees will be notified via Valencia Alerts to their cell phone, home phone, email or via the Valencia Safety App with important emergency notifications and updates. Therefore, it’s extremely important that you make sure your Valencia Alert contact information is correct. To confirm your contact information and preferences:

  • Log into your Atlas account
  • Click on the Valencia Alerts “box” on the lower right side of the main screen. If you experience any issues updating your Valencia alerts, contact OIT.

To download the safety app, please click here.

Home Preparation

Click here to test your hurricane knowledge (provided by News 13).

For a recommended list of items needed in an emergency kit, click here.

To prepare your home, check out this video from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

1 Comment

  • queershoop said:

    The Hurricane Preparedness Test needs to be updated. The questions are there, but when you click an answer, you receive a 404 page not found.

    PMSat, 06 Jun 2020 21:44:36 +0000Sat, 06 Jun 2020 21:44:36 +0000pm20,9:44 pm

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