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Hurricane Preparedness and U

By Amber Robertson posted Aug 29, 2010 at 11:45 AM

WVUM listeners can be found all over the world, but the majority can be found right here in south Florida. While living in paradise has its obvious perks, it also means that there is a risk of hurricanes for 6 months out of the year. Hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th, and in an effort to keep listeners prepared and informed, WVUM is kicking off the fall semester week with a focus on Hurricane preparedness.

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Keep any ear out for an interview with Gilbert Arias, the Vice President of Student affairs at the University of Miami. He gave us some enlightening tips about staying safe before, during, and after a storm. Arias stressed the importance of being prepared at the beginning of hurricane season. This includes having all of the supplies that you might need, and having a plan of action during the storm. For this reason, WVUM has prepared a downloadable checklist that condenses all the information into one easy document. Stay safe this hurricane season, and as always, keep it locked!

REMINDERS FOR STUDENTS:
1. Update MyUm storm preferences. On the MyUM homepage, locate the “Personal and Biographical Info” section in the right-hand column. Click on the “Personal, Address and Emergency/Storm Information” link. Update your cellular telephone number, your preferred mailing address, your home address and home telephone numbers, and your permanent address and telephone number. At the bottom, find the section: Emergency and Storm Preparedness Information and don’t forget to provide an out of town contact.
2. Know the important Hurricane Hotline number: 305-284-5151 to find out about closures, openings, updates.
3. UM Police number: 305-284-6666
4. Know the central source for all official info: Miami.edu/prepare

More important phone numbers are found here.

IMPORTANT LINKS:

1. UM VIDEO:
a. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42botqg3WSE&feature=related
b. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXDMnEBZYAk&feature=related
2. Miami Recovery Page:
a. https://recover.miami.edu/
3. Miami Dade Dept of Emergency Mangement
a. http://www.miamidade.gov/oem/
4. University of Miami Disaster Preparation and Recovery Plan
a. http://www.miami.edu/index.php/about_us/emergency_preparedness/
disaster_preparation_and_recovery_plan/
5. UM Emergency Response Team
a. http://www.umcert.com/hurricane.htm
6. Miami-Dade.gob 2010 Hurricane Website
a. http://www.miamidade.gov/hurricane/
7. Hurricane Preparedness for Students and Parents
a. http://www.miami.edu/index.php/about_us/
emergency_preparedness/hurricane_preparedness/
for_students_and_parents
8. Emergency Preparedness:
a. http://www.miami.edu/index.php/about_us/
emergency_preparedness/
9. National Hurricane Center:
a. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/index.shtml
10. State of Florida Department of Emergency Management, Bureau of
Preparedness and Response
a. www.floridadisaster.org/bpr/EMTOOLS/index.htm
11. Homeland Security guide to individual preparedness
a. www.ready.gov

IMPORTANT NUMBERS
National Hurricane Center: 305-229-4470
Miami-Dade Office of Emergency Management Answer Center: 305-468-5900
City of Coral Gables Public Information Office: 305-460-5401
American Red Cross Disaster Services: 305-644-1200

Image credit: http://weblogs.marylandweather.com/hurricane_fran_nasa.jpg









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