Hurricane Season is June 1 through November 30. Are you Prepared?

Pasco-Hernando State College activates its Emergency Operations Plan when a tropical system threatens the area. The plan is designed to ensure the safety of PHSC students and faculty and staff and to provide safe continuity of operations. The key to weathering a storm is to be prepared. Below is information that will help you prepare and know how to respond to a tropical system or hurricane threat.

Stay Informed - You must register to receive PHSC Alert notifications.

  • Register to receive PHSC Alert notifications via email, text and phone whenever the campus is preparing for an evacuation, closure, or re-opening.
    • Students, register on WISE to receive PHSC Alert notifications.
    • Faculty and Staff, register on myBenefits to receive PHSC Alert notifications. 
  • Monitor the college website,, for posted storm updates.
  • Download PHSC Mobile app to view posted storm updates on your mobile device.

Recommended Actions

  • This is the time of year when the tropics are particularly active. Take the time to refresh your emergency supply kit before a tropical event threatens our area. Ensure that you have enough supplies to last at least seven days.
  • Review and update your family emergency plan as needed.
  • For more information on emergency planning and evacuation zones, visit the appropriate website:

Pasco County Emergency Management for Hurricane

Hernando County Emergency Management

  • If you have special medical needs, and you need assistance during an evacuation, please contact

Pasco County Emergency Management at 727-847-8137

Hernando County Emergency Management at 352-754-4083

Be Prepared - Plan

Use your computers and mobile devices to register for and/or upload apps that will warn you of impending storm systems.

  • National Hurricane Center -
    The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is the official source for predictions, advisories, warnings, current satellite images, and analysis of hazardous tropical weather. On Twitter? Check out @NHC_Atlantic for Twitter feed of the Atlantic basin which includes the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s “Ready” website provides information to help you prepare for disasters, including how to make an emergency plan and what to include in an emergency supply kit.
  • Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) - FDEM offers disaster information and planning tools on their website.

Waiting for a storm to arrive is too late; get your disaster/evacuation plans in place now.  Visit for assistance to develop an emergency plan.