Severe Weather


More Weather Hazards

After a Severe Weather Alert:

Seek Shelter:

  • Move to designated safe areas or interior rooms away from windows during severe weather, such as bathrooms and locker rooms.
  • Avoid large open spaces and stay low to the ground.
  • Check the local weather station or stay connected to reliable weather updates from FSU Alerts.
  • Be aware of changing weather conditions.

During Severe Weather:

Stay Alert:

  • Protect yourself from flying debris and seek shelter in low-lying areas.
  • Stay away from downed power lines or electrical cables in standing water.
  • Follow official communication channels for real-time information.

Find Shelter:

  • Seek sturdy buildings or designated storm shelters.
  • Avoid seeking shelter under trees or in open fields.

Power Outage Response:

 Report Power Outage:

  • Immediately report power outages to campus security or facilities management.
  • Stay away from standing water and be wary of power surges when electricity is regained.

Use Emergency Lighting:

  • Use flashlights instead of candles to avoid fire hazards.
  • Ensure emergency lighting is available in designated shelters.

After Severe Weather:

Wait for the “All Clear” or “Severe Weather Has Passed” Messages:

  • Be cautious of hazards like downed power lines and debris.

Check for Updates:

  • Stay updated on post-weather conditions and any further alerts.
  • Follow guidance from emergency services and campus officials.

Report any damages or emergencies to FSUPD at 850-644-1234 or call 911