After the Storm



  •  Do not leave your building until your resident assistant or your building's loud speaker system says it is safe for you to leave.
  •  Report any water leaks, flooding, and damage to Facilities Management at first opportunity.
  •  Elevators will be turned back on after the storm passes. Emergency generators will power the elevators if electrical power is out.
  •  For information on cafeteria schedules and when classes will resume, contact your resident assistant; check our KatSafe notifications.
  •  Call home.
  • Listen to local officials for updates and instructions.
  • Check-in with family and friends by texting or using social media.
  • Return home only when authorities indicate it is safe.
  • Watch out for debris and downed power lines.
  • Avoid walking or driving through flood waters. Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and fast-moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
  • Avoid flood water as it may be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines and may hide dangerous debris or places where the ground is washed away.
  • Photograph the damage to your property in order to assist in filing an insurance claim.
  • Do what you can to prevent further damage to your property, (e.g., putting a tarp on a damaged roof), as insurance may not cover additional damage that occurs after the storm.