revised hurrican - University of Mobile

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revised hurrican - University of Mobile
WEATHER & EMERGENCY RESOURCES:
National Weather Service National Hurricane Center
www.nhc.noaa.gov
Mobile County Emergency Management Agency
www.mcema.net
Hurricane Preparedness Plan
NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards
www.weather.gov/nwr
American Red Cross
www.redcross.org
Federal Emergency Management Agency
www.fema.gov
ALABAMA AREA RADIO:
WABD 97.5 FM (Mobile), WMXC 99.9 FM (Mobile), WCSN
105.7 FM (Orange Beach), WOOF 99.7 FM (Dothan),
WAAO 103.7 FM (Andalusia), WKMX 106.7 FM (Enterprise),
WDJR 96.9 FM (Dothan), WNTM 710 AM (Mobile), WHIL
FM 91.3 (Mobile) Alabama Public Radio (www.apr.org)
MISSISSIPPI AREA RADIO:
MS Public Broadcasting 88.1- 91.3 FM, WKNN 99.1 FM
(Pascagoula), WZKX 107.9 FM (Gulfport), WXRR 104.5
(Hattiesburg), WBUV 104.9 FM (Biloxi), WJZD 94.5 FM
(Gulfport), WRJW 1320 AM (Picayune), WQRZ 103.5 FM
(Bay St. Louis)
UNIVERSITY OF MOBILE
www.umobile.edu
MOBILE AREA TELEVISION/
MOBILE PRESS-REGISTER:
WEAR TV3 www.weartv.com
WKRG TV5 www.wkrg.com
WALA TV10 www.fox10tv.com
WPMI TV15 www.local15tv.com
Mobile Press-Register/Alabama Media Group www.al.com
www.facebook.com/universityofmobile
@umobilenews
FOR STUDENTS & PARENTS
UNIVERSITY OF MOBILE
HURRICANE
PREPAREDNESS PLAN
Hurricane season in coastal Alabama is June 1 through
November 30. The university is located approximately
15 miles inland from Mobile Bay on high ground (87
feet above sea level) and, therefore, out of the storm
surge danger area.
To ensure the safety of the University of Mobile community and
property, the university has developed an Emergency
Management Plan to be implemented at the direction
of the president of the university or his appointed
representative. University personnel will monitor the
development of each tropical storm and use this information
to guide implementation of the Emergency Management Plan.
Please use the information in this pamphlet as a guideline
for what to do if a storm threatens.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF A HURRICANE
WARNING IS ISSUED?
At the time of a hurricane warning, the president of the
university will monitor the hurricane’s location and evaluate
the potential threat. Depending on these factors as well
as the location of the expected landfall, the president
will determine a timeline for a campus evacuation. An
announcement will be made by the president’s office
outlining the campus evacuation details. Students may
be notified through the University of Mobile Emergency
Alert System, Twitter @umobilenews, University of
Mobile facebook, MyUM, or through local media outlets
(television, radio, www.al.com).
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Residential Life 251.442.2990
Main Switchboard 251.675.5990
Campus Security 251.510.4273
STEP 1
Review the University Hurricane Preparedness Plan
(MyUM under Public Disclosures) and stay tuned to
weather authorities.
Follow university instructions. Stay in touch with family
to discuss your personal emergency planning. Keep
your electronic devices, such a cell phones, charged. If you
have a car, fill it with fuel. Refill any prescription medications
you may need.
STEP 2
Review the Mobile County Emergency Management Agency
website (www.mcema.net) for important information on
emergency preparedness and evacuation procedures
for our area.
Should you decide to evacuate to an off campus location,
notify your CLC of your plans. Please be advised that careful
evacuation planning is important. Heavy traffic flow and
gas shortages can greatly impede normal travel time.
STEP 3
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SECURING DORM ROOM
If you choose to evacuate:
• Move all furniture away from windows and unplug all
electrical equipment.
• Take all valuables (jewelry, electronic equipment, etc.)
with you when you leave.
• Water may enter your room from rain driven by high
winds, so anything on or near the floor—shoes, suitcase,
etc. — should be moved to high shelves or dresser drawers.
• Place all papers, books, and loose or small objects in
dresser drawers or on closet shelves.
• Remove all food items from your room/refrigerator.
Relocate your refrigerator to the shower.
• Close all windows.
• Close and lock the door to your room.
• If your car must remain in the dorm parking lot, make
sure the emergency brake is set and the transmission is
in park. Close all windows and lock the car.
• If you are asked to relocate to the university-designated
shelter on campus, the university will provide water and
food during your stay. The emergency shelter will not
have shower facilities. Because space is limited, please
plan accordingly. Remember that power outages are
common during storms.
LIST OF POSSIBLE ITEMS NEEDED FOR
CAMPUS SHELTER:
Flashlight with extra batteries
Prescription medications
Sleeping bag or blanket & pillow
Toiletries
Items to keep you entertained: games, music, books, etc.
Snacks that do not require refrigeration
Important documents: Driver’s license or State-issued
ID, Social Security Cards, visa, passports
RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS:
The university recommends that residential students who can
safely go home or to the home of a friend or family member
should do so. Students departing campus should
call parents or family members BEFORE traveling.
The university will work closely with residential
students if students are unable to leave. Emergency housing is
coordinated through Residential Life.
COMMUTER STUDENTS
Commuter students should also take appropriate steps
to ensure personal safety. The president will determine
when it is safe to return to campus after a storm.
For information regarding the re-opening of school,
students may be notified through the University of
Mobile Emergency Alert System, University of Mobile
facebook, Twitter @umobilenews, MyUM, local media
outlets (television, radio, www.al.com) or the university
main switchboard at 251.675.5990.
PARENTS:
Keep in contact with your student by cell phone and
discuss your student’s specific plans.