Be prepared for hurricane season

Monday, June 1, 2020
Written by: Susan Leavens

When the calendar flips to June, it’s time to switch to prepare mode. Hurricane season runs from this Monday, June 1 through Monday, Nov. 30 and Seminole State College of Florida wants you to be prepared. 

In efforts to keep you informed and safe, Seminole State’s Emergency Response Team offers these hurricane safety tips. 

Preparing for a hurricane 

To sign up to receive any emergency text messages from Seminole State: 

  1. Go to Alert Seminole's website. 
  2. Click the "SIGN UP HERE" button. 
  3. Complete the requested information, including how you wish to be notified (select a phone for text messaging) and what you wish to be notified about (weather and/or other emergencies). 
  4. Select "Seminole State College" as the group near the bottom of this page. 
  5. Click "Continue" to select additional options or to complete the enrollment process. 

  • Monitor the College’s website, Facebook and Twitter for updates.  

  • Program the emergency hotline -- 407.708.2290 -- into your phone. This hotline is updated with emergency information as it becomes available.  

  • Have access to a battery-powered weather radio and monitor news sites for updates on the path of a storm. 

  • Have a plan. Discuss your preparedness plans with family and friends and be ready in case of an emergency. 

  • Review information provided on the College’s emergency website, Seminole State Alert and in the College's Emergency Response Guide. 

How you'll be notified of an emergency 

Students will be notified of an emergency through different means of communications.  

  • Student registered for emergency text alerts will receive messaging on their cellphones.  

  • All students will receive emails with communications when updates are available.  

  • Updates regarding the Campus for faculty, staff and students will be posted on the Seminole State's website and the College’s Facebook and Twitter sites. 

  • Call the emergency hotline at 407.708.2290 for updates. 

About Seminole State College of Florida

Seminole State College of Florida, established in 1965, serves nearly 30,000 students across six sites in Central Florida. A comprehensive college, Seminole State has awarded more than 100,000 credentials, from bachelor's degrees to high school diplomas, and offers more than 200 degrees, certificates and programs designed for success. For more about the college, visit, like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter: @seminolestate.  #SSC #GoStateGoFar