Prepare for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season lasts 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. 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.

It is important that you prepare now for any potential weather events this hurricane season.  We strongly recommend that you do the following:

  • Read our comprehensive guide to learn specifically about how to create a plan and take all the necessary precautions.
  • Please check Tulane's Emergency website for all the latest updates and resources.
  • Follow OISS on Instagram @oiss.tulane so you can receive any important updates during any office closures. (OISS will also post alerts on the website.)


By doing these things, you'll be better prepared for any storms that might come our way this hurricane season. Stay safe!