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Self-Preparedness Tips

Preparedness is everyone’s responsibility!

At URI we take preparedness seriously and encourage our campus community to learn what protective measures to take before, during, and after an emergency. All students, faculty and staff should be signed up for the URI Emergency Alert System (directions on how to sign up can be found here) to get up-to-date messages about campus emergencies.

Make a Plan

Identify and plan for all-hazards that could happen in our area. In Rhode Island, we are prone to a mixture of weather patterns and could experience hurricanes, blizzards, ice storms, tornadoes, and even earthquakes, just to name a few. Something to keep in mind when preparing is that many times following a major weather event, the area may lose power, making portions of the campus unsafe and therefore, unlivable. Should this happen, those students who reside in the affected buildings will be notified and relocated to a temporary shelter on campus. Students should be prepared to bring basic necessities to the shelter. Students who live off-campus should visit www.riema.gov for a list of their community shelters and familiarize themselves with evacuation routes and shelter locations.

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