Programs

Severe Weather and Tornado Safety

Severe weather is a common occurrence in Florida. Often severe weather can come with detrimental consequences from the preexisting thunderstorm conditions. These hazardous conditions include hail, flooding, and extremely strong winds that can cause tornados.

A tornado is a funnel shaped rotating cloud with winds that can reach up to 300 miles per hour. They have been known to cause damage over a radius of 50 miles long and a mile wide. They tend to strike quick with no warning.

USF is a StormReady University! This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) program recognizes USF as a leader in severe weather preparedness and signifies our commitment to safety by maintaining established plans, programs, training, and notification systems to enhance preparedness and response to severe weather events.

What can you do to prepare?

Come visit the Department of Emergency Management at Bull Market on March 22nd to learn more!