Hurricane season started on June 1st and ends on November 30th. Florida is well-known for experiencing hurricanes; therefore, it is crucial to be prepared for potential emergencies. While we hope nothing happens, the University has developed emergency procedures as a precautionary measure.
In the event of an emergency, the University will notify students, faculty, and staff about any changes in schedules or class cancellations through 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 essential that we have your most up-to-date and accurate personal contact information in our offices. Students can review their personal information on the MAU student portal and should notify the Registrar’s Office of any changes. Faculty and staff should verify and update their personal information through the Regis portal.
Considering the unpredictable nature of hurricanes and storms, we strongly advise the MAU community to prepare a fully stocked three-day emergency supply kit. Instructions on creating an emergency supply kit can be found in Miami Dade’s 2023 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 an 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.
- Pet food and extra water for your pet.
- Essential documents, identification, passport, and insurance information.
It’s essential to stay prepared and vigilant, as just a single storm can potentially disrupt or put our lives at risk.
Your Campus President,
Aristides Maza Duerto