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Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Season begins June 1 and ends November 30!
The peak of the season is from August through October!

It is imperative that students, faculty, and staff develop a personal evacuation plan, are ready to implement a strategy when a storm threatens the New Orleans area, and remain informed about the University’s announcements and instructions.


Living with the threat of a serious hurricane is part of living in New Orleans. Because our first concern is for the safety of our students and employees, Tulane University has emergency plans and teams in place if a storm approaches the New Orleans area. We plan ahead in conjunction with city, parish, and emergency officials.


Nevertheless, all members of the Tulane community have a responsibility to develop individual evacuation and preparedness plans in the event that New Orleans is threatened by a hurricane. Students, with consultation of family members, should solidify their plans and ensure proper preparation by completing the Fill Out Your Personal Evacuation Plan.


Stay Informed

When a hurricane or tropical storm threatens New Orleans, the University will activate the Tulane Alert Line to provide faculty, staff, students, and parents with up-to-date information on storm progress, instructions regarding campus preparations, announcements about closing and reopening of University offices, and other relevant instructions. In addition, the Tulane emergency website will be updated with vital information.

Tulane's Emergency Website: http://tulane.edu/emergency


Tulane Alert Line: 504-862-8080 or 877-862-8080 (toll-free)


In addition to our resources, please consult NOLA Ready for more information on hurricane preparedness measures.