The University makes every effort to avoid class schedule and service disruptions. However, severe weather or other unexpected emergencies may require modifications to campus work and class schedules.
Emergency Operations Team (EOT)
The campus Emergency Operations Team (EOT) is responsible for managing campus emergencies or severe weather conditions at the Daytona Beach Campus and Worldwide Campus Headquarters. The EOT provides regular informational updates to the campus community as indicated below under “Accessing Information.” During emergency conditions, announcements are typically made at approximately 3 p.m. each day of the event.
Each department must review its operation, determine what services and staff members are needed, and communicate that information to those employees. Employees who need to remain on campus during emergencies or hurricane conditions must be approved by their respective supervisor and the Director of Campus Safety & Security prior to each event.
Essential staff includes personnel who provide time and task sensitive emergency support services to the campus. Essential staff at the Daytona Beach campus includes Campus Safety & Security and Facilities Management personnel, and may include Housing & Residence Life and Dining Services personnel.
1. Cancellation of Classes
2. Closure of Campus
3. Evacuation of Campus
The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and extends through November 30 each year. While the entire Eastern seaboard is susceptible to storm activity, Florida maintains a particularly vigilant watch during this time period.
Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus has an Emergency Operations Team that actively watches our weather patterns during the hurricane season. The team is charged with implementing precautionary and protective measures as required. The campus hurricane plan emphasizes early implementation of safety measures in the interest of protecting persons and property.
Our campus is fortunate to have a state-of-the-art weather lab and outstanding meteorology faculty. Threatening weather patterns with the potential for adversely affecting the Daytona Beach area are carefully monitored by the University and county Emergency Management personnel. Appropriate levels of advisories and warnings are communicated to the University community through:
While hurricanes can be accurately detected well into the Caribbean and beyond, the exact path they take and their strike probability zones are subject to many influencing factors. Accurate hurricane strike zones are usually not forecast more than three to five days out. Activation of community evacuation plans are hinged to strike probability forecasts.
In the event that hurricane-force winds are forecast for the Daytona Beach area, the campus will begin evacuation procedures. Students — whether they live on or off campus — will receive information concerning evacuation options. In preparing to close the campus, we recommend students either return home or travel to a safe location. Evacuation shelter information is distributed to the campus, and the University assists students who need transportation to local shelters.
During and after a hurricane, the campus remains closed. Emergency personnel will then conduct safety inspections and complete any repairs necessary in anticipation of reopening the campus. The University will keep you informed by the above media sources. Every effort is made to reopen the campus as soon as safety permits.
Should there be a weather-related emergency or other potential emergency affecting the Daytona Beach Campus, advisories will be provided for the University community via:
All sources of information will be updated as often as necessary.
|Storm Category||Wind Speed (MPH)||Possible Damage||Response Plan|
|Tropical Storm||Under 74 mph||Minimal||
|Category 1||74-95 mph||Minimal||
|Category 2||96-110 mph||Moderate||
|Category 3, 4, 5||111-155-plus mph||Severe to extensive||
Notification of class cancellations, office closings, evacuations, the resumption of normal operations, and more will be disseminated using the above methods of communication.
Crimes or Suspicious Conditions
Fire or Smoke
For Emergencies: Dial 386-226-SAFE (226-7233) for Campus Safety & Security
Campus Safety & Security Department
Dean of Students
The following phone numbers must be preceded by a “9” when using a campus phone.
Daytona Beach Fire Department
Daytona Beach Police (non-emergency)
Halifax Medical Center Emergency Department