Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. Hurricanes can cause storm surge, heavy rainfall, inland flooding, high winds, tornadoes and rip currents. These can cause damage to infrastructure, stopping basic services such as electricity and water. It is important that you prepare now for any potential weather events this hurricane season. On rare occasions, New Orleans issues a mandatory evacuation order due to the threat of a hurricane. If an evacuation is not ordered for a hurricane headed to our area, you may still choose to evacuate or, alternatively, shelter in place. Please read all the information below so that you are prepared for hurricane season.
Shelter in place means staying indoors in a safe place until the threat of severe weather passes. That means that you would need to plan accordingly by gathering the necessary supplies and preparing your residence for the storm. For specific details and to learn more about how to shelter in place click here.
If you have any questions or concerns about hurricane preparedness, please contact the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response:
You are also welcome to contact us at the Office of International Students and Scholars.