All College of Central Florida locations are open for classes and business as usual Thursday, Oct. 11. Please keep the students, faculty and staff of our sister colleges in the Panhandle in your thoughts.
EMERGENCY CONTACTS & SHELTER OPENINGS
Citizen information lines and emergency lines are only activated during an emergency. Visit the emergency website for your county to learn which shelters are open.
|College of Central Florida|
|Emergency Information Lines||352-291-4499 or 1-800-831-9244|
|Emergency Operations Center||352-369-8100|
|Citizen Information||352-746-5470 or 352-527-2106|
|Citizen Information||352-486-5155 or 352-486-5576|
BEFORE THE STORM
- Login to the MyCF portal and verify your contact information for the RAVE Emergency Notification System. There is no need to opt in. You may add emails, telephone numbers, etc.
- Ensure your name, address and telephone number are accurate with Human Resources. Log on to MyCF, click Personal Info and then Biographical info. To update, go to inside.cf.edu, forms, Human Resources, update Name and Address Change form.
- Periodically check your email when a storm begins to approach our area. (From home, go to https://webmail.cf.edu, type in admin95\ username and your password.)
- Conduct any last-minute backup of data on your computer.
- Take the emergency information number with you (352-291-4499).
- Department heads should ensure that all department members follow the hurricane procedures in this document.
- Log off and power down computers. Do not unplug. Do not cover.
- Remove contents from refrigerators.
- Leave electrical appliances plugged in.
- Secure all important items.
- Secure all important items.
- Place electronics and other items subject to flood damage as high as possible, such as on counters, shelves or desks.
- Move items away from windows.
- Close and lock all office and classroom windows and doors in your department.
- Exit the building and drive as safely as possible as you leave campus.
DURING THE STORM
- Tune in to local TV or radio stations or monitor online news sites for news and weather. Make sure you have plenty of fresh batteries for your radio.
- Have your emergency survival kit ready to go if told to evacuate.
- If advised to evacuate, tell others where you are going, turn off utilities if instructed, leave immediately and following routes designated by local officials.
AFTER THE STORM
- CF will remain closed to ALL employees until an immediate danger assessment is reported to the president. A damage assessment must be made before any cleanup efforts begin. Do not return to CF while the college is closed unless you are contacted by your supervisor and told you are needed. All essential personnel reporting to the college while the college is officially closed must check in with CF Public Safety.
- Reopening information for employees and students will be available at www.CF.edu and 352-291-4499. Announcements will also be made by local media.
Marion, Citrus and Levy emergency management all subscribe to CODE Red, emergency notification system. Enter your information at one of these websites to receive emergency notifications:
SURVIVAL KIT BASICS
- One gallon of water per person, per day, for three to seven days
- Three- to seven-day supply of nonperishable food, juices, nonelectric can opener, cooking tools, fuel
- First aid supplies
- Prescription drugs
- Seasonal clothing, rain gear, sturdy shoes
- Special items for babies and the elderly
- Toiletries, hygiene items, moist wipes
- Flashlight, batteries
- Battery-powered or crank radio, NOAA weather radio
- Fully charged cell phone, extra battery; traditional corded telephone that doesn’t require electricity
- Cash, credit cards
- Important documents in waterproof container
- Pet supplies
- Toys, books, games