A hurricane is a tropical storm system of extreme size and destructive ability. These storms typically strike the United States Gulf Coast and Atlantic seaboard. They can dump large amounts of rain over a wide area, often causing flooding. High-speed winds also present dangers, as flying debris can cause serious injury and property loss. The best defense against a hurricane is evacuation.

In case of a hurricane:

  • Follow instructions as provided by your department/university.
  • Listen to radio and television for weather updates.
  • Check with media for return-to-work status.