During hurricane season (June – November) it is imperative that we remain prepared, and vigilant to assure a safe campus community.The purpose of this correspondence is to provide information and resources to support all Edwards Waters University, faculty, staff and students to prepare for their families and homes for hurricanes and related impacts, as well as remain informed of our Edward Waters University Hurricane Response Policy.

 

The Tiger Alert Emergency Notification Service is our primary communication source regarding updates and information. You can sign up or update your contact information for the Tiger Alerts by clicking on the following link: https://www.e2campus.net/my/ewc/index.htm. If you have any questions, please contact EWU IT at support@ewc.edu

 

As the season begins, now is the time to prepare. Here is what you can to do get ready:

·        Know Your Risk: To search for general information about risks in your area, visit www.ready.gov and search The City of Jacksonville Emergency Preparedness at www.coj.net Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. High winds, heavy rainfall, tornadoes, and flooding can be felt hundreds of miles inland, potentially causing loss of life and catastrophic damage to property. Check out NOAA’s historical hurricane tracks tool to check the severity and frequency of past hurricanes in your area.

·        Get Prepared: As the storm approaches, it is often too late to get ready. Before hurricane season, make sure you:

 

ü Know your zone. Evacuations are more common than people realize. Make yourself familiar with your community’s evacuation zones, so you’ll know exactly where to go. Remember: if a hurricane threatens your community and local officials say it’s time to evacuate, don’t hesitate — go early.

ü Complete a family communication plan. Plan how you will assemble your family and loved ones, and anticipate where you will go for different situations. Get together with your family and agree on the ways to contact one another in an emergency, identify meeting locations, and make a family emergency communication plan.

ü Download the FEMA app. The FEMA app includes disaster resources, weather alerts, safety tips, and a new feature that will enable users to receive push notifications to their devices to prepare their homes and families for disasters. The app also provides a customizable checklist of emergency supplies, maps of open shelters and recovery centers, tips on how to survive disasters, and weather alerts from the National Weather Service.  https://www.fema.gov/about/news-multimedia/mobile-app-text-messages