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Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season

When a storm forms in the Gulf of Mexico, the University will activate its Hurricane Preparedness Plan. Employees and students are encouraged to check your McNeese e-mail and the website regularly for updates.

Hurricane Planning


Common hurricane related terms used by the media include:

Tropical Disturbance:
An area of thunderstorms in the tropics that maintain its identity for at least 24 hours. A very common phenomenon in the tropics.

Tropical Depression:
An organized system of clouds and thunderstorms with a defined circulation and maximum sustained surface winds of 38 mph or less.

Tropical Storm:
An organized system of strong thunderstorms with a defined circulation and maximum sustained surface winds of 39 to 73 mph.

Tropical Storm Watch:
Tropical storm conditions are POSSIBLE in the specified area of the watch, usually within 36 hours.

Tropical Storm Warning:
Tropical storm conditions are EXPECTED in the specified area of the warning, usually within 24 hours.

Hurricane:
An intense tropical system with a well defined circulation and maximum sustained winds of 74 mph or greater.

Hurricane Watch:
Hurricane condition are POSSIBLE in the specified area of the Watch, usually within 36 hours.

Hurricane Warning:
Hurricane condition are EXPECTED in the specified area of the Warning, usually within 24 hours.

Campus Evacuation

During a hurricane-related campus evacuation, adequate personnel from University Police, physical plant operations as well as other critical employees may be requested as needed to remain on campus in order to manage facilities, mitigate damage, and quickly proceed to recovery operations as soon as conditions permit. Only personnel authorized by the university to remain will be permitted on campus during an evacuation.

Resident students who are unable to leave campus will be evacuated and sheltered out of the immediate area under the Calcasieu Parish GOHSEP Emergency Plan, not by McNeese.

Resources

Get A Game PlanPreparation tips, evacuation maps and other storm planning information are available at the Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness and GetAGamePlan, a Web site with resources and information to help you prepare for the hurricane season. The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Emergency Preparedness site has information about planning for an evacuation.

Weather Resources


Local Media Including

  • KPLC-TV
  • Radio 92.9 FM (The Lake)
  • Radio 107.5 FM (JAMZ)
  • Radio 99.5 FM (Gator)
  • Radio 92.1 FM (KISS FM)
  • Radio 1290 AM (JKEF-Jennings)
  • Radio 1470 AM (KLCL)
  • Radio 96.1 FM (KYKZ)
  • Radio 101.3 FM (Rock 101)
  • Radio 103.3 FM (Jack FM)
  • Radio 97.9 FM (Hot 97.9)
  • Radio 1400 AM (KAOK)
  • Radio 104.9 FM (KZWA)
  • American Press Newspaper