The best time to prepare for a hurricane is before one is threatening South Florida. Get ready for hurricanes by following four simple steps: Be informed, make a plan, build a kit, and get involved.

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• Make sure you read and follow all official University of Miami Storm Alerts.
• Make sure your emergency contact and storm evacuation information is up-to-date on the University website.
• Follow directions from University officials.
• Contact your family members to let them know what is happening.

• Remain indoors.
• Do not open exterior doors or windows.
• Refrain from using alcohol or other impairing substances.
• Follow directions from University officials.

• Remain inside until University officials say it’s safe to leave. If you must go outside, be cautious of fallen objects, downed power lines and other hazards.
• Contact family members by any available means, and advise you are okay.
• Check in at
• Await further instructions from University officials.
• Additional information can be obtained from the UM Emergency Information Hotline 1-800-227-0354.


Life Threatening Emergency (All Campuses) 911
Emergency Information Hotline (All Campuses) 1-800-227-0354
University Police Department (Gables Campus) 305-284-6666
Department of Security (Medical Campus) 305-243-6000
Campus Safety (Marine Campus) 305-421-4766 or 305-710-7991
Report Suspicious Activity (State-Wide) 1-855-352-7233

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