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Before you leave your room:
  • Do not tape your windows
  • Remove furniture from the vicinity of windows
  • Close your blinds
  • Turn lights off
  • Leave air conditioning on low
  • Remove valuables from the floor
  • Unplug all electronics
  • Disconnect computer from the network and cover it with a plastic bag, if possible
  • Place a towel around the bottom of your refrigerator
  • Lock your door and take your key with you
Before you leave campus:
  • Sign out with your RA or member of the Residence Life staff
At the shelter:
  • You may bring all of the items listed below
  • You will be allowed only one bag
  • 3 meals per day will be provided
  • No pets, alcohol, drugs, or weapons will be permitted in the shelter
Items to have in case of an emergency:
  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Drinking water
  • Snack foods and non perishable foods (high energy foods—peanut butter, crackers, granola bars, etc. and
  • comfort foods—cookies, candy, etc. are great to have!)
  • Any prescription medications
  • Pillow and blanket
  • Cards and/or board games
  • Battery operated radio
  • Cash (without power; banks may be closed, checks and credit cards unaccepted, and ATMs may not work)
In the event of campus evacuation, transportation will be provided to the American Red Cross Shelter. Maps are also available at each residence hall front desk.

The University is not responsible for damages to or for the loss of personal property as a result of a hurricane.