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UWF recognizes National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2012

Hurricane season begins June 1. Being a coastal community on the Gulf of Mexico, Pensacola may be vulnerable to tropical cyclones during the months of June through November.

This National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 27 – June 2), UWF shares tips and basic information about hurricane preparedness and what UWF does to prepare for hurricane season.

Learn Hurricane Basics from the National Hurricane Center in this brief video


UWF is a StormReady university, one of eight universities in Florida earning the designation.

Many of the criteria required for StormReady designation are included in UWF’s ArgoAlert emergency notification system. Students, faculty and staff may register to receive text messages or instant messages in the event of any emergency on campus, including severe weather.

Updates are also emailed directly, posted to the University’s emergency website at and shared via the UWF ArgoAlert Facebook and Twitter accounts. A siren/loud speaker system alerts those on campus both indoors and outdoors. The campus radio and television stations, WUWF 88.1FM and WUWF-TV, serve as a primary source of emergency information at UWF.

Now is a great time to create or a review your plan in the event a tropical storm or hurricane approaches the area. For more information, visit or