Hurricane Preparedness Tips

It is important to prepare for hurricane season (June 1 to Nov. 30), as well as have a plan. Awareness and preparation are the best tools to avoiding trouble during a major storm.

What if a tropical storm or hurricane threatens St. Augustine?

  • Flagler college will activate its Hurricane Plan and begin monitoring the storm.
  • You should monitor local and national media, as well as watch for College announcements.
  • Unless St. Augustine is evacuated, the college’s residence halls will remain open and the dining hall will continue to operate during designated hours.
    If power is lost, a backup generator will continue to supply electricity to Ponce Hall and FEC.

How can I prepare now?
Develop answers to these questions:

  • If you are asked to evacuate, where will you go?
  • What evacuation routes will you take?
  • If off-campus, do you live in an evacuation area or not?
  • What is your home’s vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind?
  • Do you have renter’s insurance?
  • Do you have pets? Does your plan include them?

How do I prepare?
At home:

  • Non-Perishable Foods
  • Drinking Water for at least 3 days
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Manual Can Opener
  • Flashlight/Batteries
  • Radio
  • Toiletries/Medications
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fill tub with water for sanitation

For the road:

  • Cash/Credit Cards
  • Important Documents
  • Fill your gas tank
  • Cell phone charger
  • Flashlight/Batteries
  • Radio
  • Blankets
  • Toiletries/Medications
  • First Aid Kit
  • Non-Perishable Foods
  • Drinking Water

When should I return to campus and when will classes resume?
Do not return to campus until told to do so. The college will communicate when to return through official communication channels listed on back.

What if an evacuation is ordered in St. Augustine?

  • St. Johns County Emergency Management officials will open designated shelters.
  • If possible, evacuate to the home of a friend or family member instead of a shelter.
  • Leave the area early to avoid congested roadways.
  • Students, faculty and staff will not be allowed to remain on campus.
  • Students who are leaving must sign out before leaving campus, and should notify family about plans.
  • While under evacuation, students, faculty and staff should not return to the college until told to do so.

For more information on hurricane preparations and planning, visit:

To download a PDF of our Hurricane Preparedness Tips pamphlet, click here.