Hurricane season officially began June 1st and ends November 30th, and the state of Florida is well known for its hurricanes, so it is crucial to be prepared and ready. We all hope that nothing happens, however the University has developed emergency procedures just in case.
Should an emergency occur, the University will inform students, faculty and staff of any changes in scheduling and/or cancellation of classes on our MAU Alerts webpage (https://www.maufl.edu/en/news-and-events/mau-alerts) and our social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook).
To ensure everyone’s safety, it is important that our offices have your most recent and accurate personal contact information. Students may check personal information on their MAU student portal and should request the Registrar Office to have it updated if there are any changes. Faculty and staff should verify and update personal information through the Regis portal.
Due to the unpredictable nature of hurricanes and storms, we urge the MAU community to prep a fully stocked three-day emergency supply kit. Guidelines on how to create an emergency supply kit can be found on Miami Dade’s 2021 Official Hurricane Readiness Guide.
The essential items to include in an emergency kit are as follows:
- Water-one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation.
- Food- at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food.
- Radios- battery powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert.
- Flashlights- one flashlight per person.
- Batteries- for at least three days.
- First aid kit.
- Whistle to signal for help
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation.
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities.
- Hand Sanitizers.
- Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food).
- Local maps.
- Face masks (for everyone ages 2 and above).
- Pet food and extra water for your pet.
- Important documents, identification, passport, insurance information.
Remember to be prepared and ready, because it only takes one storm to disrupt or endanger our lives.
Your Campus President,
Aristides Maza Duerto