What To Do in an Emergency

Evacuate during fires, gas leaks or major utility failures.

  • Leave buildings.
  • Take personal belongings (keys, purse, cell phone, etc.).
  • Assist those with disabilities.
  • If you're an occupant on a floor above ground level, use emergency exit stairwells to leave the building. Do not use elevators!
  • Convene in designated assembly points.

Carefully monitor reports during tropical storms, hurricanes, tornado watches, flooding or other weather events.

Take shelter during tornadoes or chemical releases near buildings.

  • Stay inside until danger has passed.
  • Go to the lowest building level, inner rooms and/or hallways.
  • Avoid windows and glass.
  • Monitor Seminole State Alert and the Seminole State home page, or call 407.708.2290 for updates.
  • Wait for the "all clear" from police or College officials.

Secure the area if a potential assailant is reported near your location.

  • Carefully follow all emergency instructions provided on the Seminole State website and/or emergency phone notification system.
  • Lock or barricade building or room doors.
  • Turn off lights and stay away from windows.
  • Wait for the "all clear" from police or College officials.

If you hear "lockdown":

  • If in danger, protect yourself and/or leave the immediate location.
  • If not in immediate danger, lock all doors and stay away from windows.

If you hear "shelter-in-place":

  • If in danger, seek shelter. Do not go outside.
  • If not in immediate danger, lock all doors and stay away from windows.

If you hear "tornado warning" or "severe thunderstorm":

  • Seek shelter immediately in the nearest building, away from doors and windows.

If you hear "all clear":

  • Follow directions given by emergency personnel.

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100 Weldon Boulevard
Sanford, Florida 32773-6199
407.708.4722

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