AVE MARIA LAW - EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT


Ave Maria Law Hurricane Preparations - Before

These are measures you should take to be prepared for the approach of a hurricane.


Ave Maria Law Basic Preparedness Tips

This page explains what actions to take when you receive a hurricane watch or warning alert from the National Weather Service for your local area. It also provides tips on what to do before a hurricane.

  • Monitor news reports so you are aware of the progress of the storm. Good sources for hurricane information include http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ . Find helpful emergency preparedness tips at http://collier72.org/home
  • Update your phone and social media contacts so you are able to communicate easily.
  • Charge your cell phone and other electronic devices.
  • Communicate with your family. Designate someone who you will communicate with and let others know who that will be. It is usually easier to call out of an area after a storm than it is for others to call into the area.
  • Fuel your vehicle to avoid lines at the pumps
  • Get extra cash.
  • Have a flashlight with fresh batteries.
  • Have a first aid kit and mosquito repellant
  • Make sure you have a supply of medications, food, and water to last three to seven days in case power to our area is out. Recommendations include one gallon of water per day per person, canned foods, high-energy foods such a peanut butter, trail mix, and granola bars. Don’t forget a can opener.
  • Bring in outdoor objects such as lawn furniture.
  • Turn off or unplug small appliances and electronics that are not needed.
  • Turn up your refrigerator to its coldest setting.
  • Fill sinks and bathtubs with water.
  • Be aware that campus elevators may be disabled to prevent operation.
  • If power is lost, Turn off your air conditioner. Avoid opening your refrigerator so that the contents will remain cold longer.
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Evacuation

If an evacuation order is issued by emergency management officials, all members of the Ave Maria Law community will be required to evacuate. Notice of evacuation will be distributed via our Emergency Communications System, through e-mail, and the portal. Make sure you have a plan.

  • Know where you are going: homes of friends or family members, hotels, or shelters. You may want a roadmap in case mobile connectivity is disrupted. Plan alternate routes in case of heavy traffic or blockages.
  • Don’t delay evacuating because roads can become congested. Going north on I-75 may not be the best route.
  • Nearby shelters include Vineyards Elementary (next door) and Gulf Coast High School (Immokalee Road between Logan and Collier).
  • Communicate your travel plans to your family. Designate someone who you will communicate with and let others know who that will be. It is usually easier to call out of an area after a storm than it is for others to call into the area.
  • Nearby shelters include Vineyards Elementary (next door) and Gulf Coast High School (Immokalee Road between Logan and Collier).
TAKING SHELTER FROM THE STORM

Protect your pets

Items To Remember:

  • Never leave your pet(s) outside during a storm.
  • Never leave a cat with a dog, even if the two are normally friends.
  • confine and keep small pets (birds, hamsters, etc.) away from cats and dogs.
  • Dangerous animals should be secured in special crates or cages.
  • Local Animal Services Phone Number: Domestic Animal Services Department: (239)252-7387