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Adam Colby
Director of Emergency Management and Campus Safety


Eckerd College is located at 27° 42.81' N 82° 40.97' W (Latitude 27.71888 Longitude -82.68831)

Tropical Weather & Emergency Preparedness Training

Tropical Weather & Emergency Preparedness

Hurricane Guides

Student Hurricane Guide

Eckerd College has a hurricane plan to guide its operations during the tropical storm season, which officially runs from June 1 to November 30. The "Hurricane Guide for Students" is distributed to students living on campus and off campus in Autumn Term and Fall Term. Students are asked to return a completed emergency contact form from the hurricane guide to the Office of Student Affairs and to continually update their contact information on line as it may change during the academic year.

Download Hurricane Guide as PDF

Faculty Hurricane Guide

May 6, 2013

Dear Faculty Colleagues,

I am very appreciative of the great steps forward you have taken to increase the College’s preparedness for the threat of hurricanes. At the same time, the serious difficulties at Tulane, Loyola, Xavier and other schools in the aftermath of Katrina, along with Texas A & M at Galveston and others in the wake of Ike, and more recently, the risk and damage along the eastern seaboard due to Sandy, underscore the vital importance of every faculty member having a plan to continue delivering Autumn Term and Fall semester courses should a hurricane require evacuation and prolonged closure of the campus.

It is essential that we be able to say to our students and their parents that our courses will continue, even if the campus is closed for a time. We do not want to find ourselves in a situation in which our students believe it is necessary to transfer in order to continue their education. That is why I earnestly request that every faculty member undertake appropriate planning and preparation, and then during the coming Autumn Term and Fall semester, follow through by doing everything s/he can to provide our students with the best possible learning experience in whatever conditions we encounter.

To assist in this task, the following document outlines expectations for faculty in preparing and continuing to deliver their Autumn Term and Fall semester courses. I recommend that you save the document as a guide.

Hurricane Guide for Faculty (pdf)

In addition I urge Discipline Coordinators to share this document with their adjunct and newly hired faculty and then follow up with them individually.

You have my great appreciation for taking these measures. They are all in our interest.


Suzan Harrison
Dean of Faculty
and Vice-President for Academic Affairs

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Useful Links

Information about Eckerd College cancellations, closings, and openings are broadcast on TV channels WFLA 8, Bay News 9, WTSP 10, and WTVT 13; and radio stations WHPT 102.5 FM, WXTB 97.9 FM, WFLA 970 AM, and WQYK 1010 AM.

NWS: Local Forecast
NOAA: National Hurricane Center
FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Agency
American Red Cross Tampa Bay Chapter
Pinellas County Emergency Management
FL Division of Emergency Management