Hurricane Katrina

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Remember, it only takes one!

Reduce risks by having a plan in place and educating yourself about hurricane preparedness. Be one of the first to prepare for a hurricane and its related threats! This may save you money, time, your home, and more importantly, your life. The resources to the right will provide you with some guidance on how to prepare and plan for the 2013 hurricane season.

Central Florida Hurricanes Since 1950. Nine hurricanes affecting Central Florida.

Listen to the forecast and prepare to act!

Listen: If a hurricane is approaching central Florida, you should begin monitoring the storm via local radio, TV broadcasts, or the internet. UCF News & Information will post notices of hurricane related information and campus closings at UCF Regional Campuses, located at various community colleges in central Florida, will follow the closing directives issued by their respective host community college. These campuses may also have different reopening schedules than the UCF Orlando campus. If in doubt, the campus information line at 407-823-2000 will have a recording of specific UCF closings.

Prepare: When the central Florida region falls within the 3 day cone of the probability on the National Hurricane Center's map, ensure you have adequate supplies on hand and begin preparing how to protect your assets.

Act: When a hurricane watch for surrounding coastal areas is issued, begin securing any sensitive records or vulnerable equipment.