PCC has a comprehensive emergency management plan and response that is ready for fast implementation. Emergency Operations team members represent all departments on campus that serve students and are committed to providing for their comfort, safety, and care.
When Escambia County’s Emergency Operations Center activates for an approaching storm, PCC has an emergency rep on site. This arrangement allows campus fast access to information.
The campus Emergency Operations Center is staffed by trained personnel 24 hours a day prior to, during, and after a storm.
Pensacola is located in the northwestern panhandle of Florida, protected by barrier islands along the Gulf of Mexico.
Located 100 feet above sea level and several miles inland, PCC is not subject to storm surge or coastal flooding. The college is not in a hurricane evacuation zone.
Consider the storm’s anticipated strength at landfall when determining whether it will be safe to shelter at your home. Plan to shelter at a friend’s home or a local hurricane shelter if you do not feel comfortable at home.
Prepare a kit with basic supplies on hand to meet needs at your home for at least three days if local water and electricity are unavailable. The sites below include recommendations for personal preparation and common safety precautions unique to tropical weather.
If you work on campus, ask your supervisor if you need to shelter at your work location during the storm. If so, pack bedding, medication, cell phones and chargers, clothing, books/games, and personal items.
For more information, please see Hurricane/Tropical Storm Information.