Hurricane Preparedness Information

June 03, 2011








Hurricane season started June 1 and lasts until November 30, and Rollins College places the safety of students, faculty and staff as a priority. To ensure safety, Rollins monitors weather conditions and all active storms and has an extensive emergency plan to address weather emergencies and other crises that may affect the campus. In the event of a weather emergency, Rollins stands ready to meet and work in cooperation with the City of Winter Park, Orange County and other government agencies to coordinate emergency procedures.



Rollins Emergency Communications Overview


Hurricane Survival Guide
Faculty and staff may learn how to keep their family and home safe during Florida's hurricane season by getting a copy of the Hurricane Survival Guide.

Depending on the situation, one or all of the following communication tools may be used: Web updates, broadcast e-mail and phone messages, Rollins Information Hotline updates, television screen messages, informational flyers posted on campus and media advisories. Please remember the following important information:

• Bookmark www.rollins.edu on your computer. Unless electrical power or electronic communication is unavailable following a storm, the Rollins website will be the official source for information during an emergency.

• Phone updates will be made on 407-646-2000, which is the campus main number and is accessible to all callers. This number becomes the Rollins Information Hotline in an emergency. Students, faculty, staff and parents may receive recorded updates by calling this number (if there are separate messages, callers will be prompted accordingly).

• Based on the situation and the availability of electricity and technology, the media may be an integral part of communicating with our students and employees. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to stay tuned to local media outlets for updates and information, especially Channel 13, Orange TV (tune to channel 9 on cable), WDBO radio (580 AM) and WPRK (the voice of Rollins College at 91.5 FM). However, please do not rely solely on the media for Rollins College updates and information. Since our three schools may have different operating schedules, the media may not always include detailed information in their newscasts.

• Program two important numbers into your cell phone:
o Rollins Information Hotline at 407-646-2000 and
o Campus Security at 407-646-2999

Print out the list of Important Phone Numbers that you may need in an emergency.

The City of Winter Park and Rollins College have partnered on OUTREACH, a community emergency alert system. Now operational, OUTREACH will be used as needed to provide high-speed notification through multiple communication infrastructures including cell phones, computers and outdoor sirens/speakers. OUTREACH is reserved, however, for use only when an emergency condition or urgent situation exists which may affect the immediate health and safety of members of the campus community. These situations require timely notification and warning with possible protective action recommendations. Please log into FoxLink and confirm or update your emergency contact information.

In the event of an emergency, the Rollins College Emergency Preparedness Plan will be activated to ensure the safety of the campus. At the direction of the Emergency Policy Council, a team comprised of pre-designated senior administrators, information will be disseminated to members of the Rollins community, including employees and students, as well as to the Central Florida community.

We strive to keep you safe and informed.



Keep Your Family and Your Home Safe


Faculty and staff may learn how to keep their family and home safe during Florida's hurricane season by downloading the Hurricane Survival Guide, which includes all of the pertinent information and helpful tips you need to know. The Orlando Sentinel has made a limited number of copies available to Rollins employees. Beginning June 6 and while supplies last, the Office of Human Resources will be distributing the free guides. To receive your copy, please visit HR on the second floor of Carnegie Hall.

For the latest update on the tropics, visit the National Hurricane Center.


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