Emergency Resources


General Info

Employees Requiring Assistance After A Storm

Barry University endeavors to provide assistance to employees who have been affected by a hurricane. If you require assistance after a storm, please contact the Human Resources office at 899-3675 and advise them of what you may require, and where/how you can be contacted.

Employees who are not affected by a hurricane, and are in a position to render assistance to fellow employees, should also notify the Human Resources office. The Human Resources office will attempt to match resources with identified needs.

Emergency Management Agencies & Other Hurricane Resources

Miami-Dade Office of Emergency Management 

Providing emergency mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery to the 2 million residents of Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Broward County Emergency Management Division 

Information on evacuation zones and preparation tips. 954-831-3900. Rumor Control Hotline: 954-831-4000.

Orange County Office of Emergency Management

Florida Department of Emergency Management 

Latest evacuation orders for areas under hurricane warnings and news releases on the state's response to disasters.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency 

Their tropical storm page includes a "Surviving the Storm" guide to hurricane preparedness than can be downloaded, as well as instructions on how to file a flood insurance claim.

The American Red Cross 

Responds to disasters such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and fires, or other situations that cause human suffering or create human needs that those affected cannot alleviate without assistance. It is an independent, humanitarian, voluntary organization, not a government agency.

Dade: 305-664-1200
Broward: 954-763-9900

National Hurricane Center 

Includes all of the color graphics you see on TV, including the watch, warning and strike probability charts, all the forecasts heard and seen on broadcast media, as well as historical data.

The Weather Channel

Red Cross Shelter


Red Cross shelter locations are announced on radio and television prior to a storm-related emergency. Shelter locations can be found at the following web sites, but do not assume that all shelters will be open during a hurricane. Not every site will open for every evacuation. People must listen to the media for updated information on which evacuation centers will be open when an evacuation order is given.



Water--one gallon of water per person, per day.

Food--Non-perishable, needing little or no cooking, such as ready-to-eat meats, fruits, vegetables, and canned juices. High energy foods such as peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars, trail mix, and other snack foods. Special dietary foods--such as diabetic, low salt, liquid diet, and baby food and formula. Manual can opener. Eating and drinking utensils including paper plates. Portable ice chest with ice.


One complete change of clothing including footwear. Sleeping bag, blanket and pillow (cots for elderly)--cots will not be provided. Rain gear and sturdy shoes.


Washcloth, small towel, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitary napkins, tampons, paper towels, toilet paper, towelettes, etc.


Medications--clearly marked with your name, dosage, type of medication, and prescribing physician. You must be able to take all medications by yourself. First-Aid kit in a waterproof box.


Clothes, diapers, formula, bottles, nipples, food, blankets.


Name and address of doctors. Name and address of nearest relative not living in area. Identification and valuable papers.


  • Games, cards, toys, battery powered radios, flashlights (no candles or lanterns), batteries, or other reasonable items you may need.
  • Take a bath and eat before you leave home.
  • Register immediately upon entering the shelter.
  • Obey shelter rules.
  • Keep the building safe and sanitary.


NO pets, alcoholic beverages, or weapons.

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