Don’t procrastinate. While it’s still too soon to tell if Hurricane Dorian will impact South Florida, now is the time, if you don’t have a plan, to put one together.

South Florida remains in the cone of “uncertainty,” but conditions related to Hurricane Dorian can change at any time. Dorian is currently forecast to become a strong Category 3 hurricane by the time the storm reaches the East Coast of Florida early Tuesday morning.

Stay Informed

Broward College is in constant communication with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service, Broward County Emergency Operations Center and other agencies to receive the latest projections and information on Hurricane Dorian. In the event of a closure, the College will provide updates through emails, BC Alert, the College’s emergency management messaging system, social media and the homepage at Information will be updated daily until the All Clear is given.

You should have a hurricane preparation plan in place for family and pets, even though no imminent threat exists at this time. Visit for information about preparing for a possible threat and be aware of new alerts and instructions about the developing storm.

Be safe during hurricane season

Preparation checklist:

  • Emergency equipment, such as hurricane shutters and battery-powered radios, should be in good working order
  • Sufficient emergency supplies, such as non-perishable food and water, should be on hand for each person in the home to last at least three days
  • Obtain and store materials necessary to properly secure your home
  • Make sure homeowners, or renter’s insuranceis up-to-date
  • Secure yard and construction debris
  • Take tree trimmings to a local trash & recycling center
  • Determine if you reside in an evacuation zone


A hurricane’s deadliest aspect is storm surge, which is an abnormal rise in sea level. Strong winds can drive coastal water inland with enough power to take lives and wipe out coastal communities. Residents who live in a surge planning zone should determine where they will stay, how they will get there, and what supplies they will take if ordered to evacuate. Broward County surge planning zone maps are available here.

Because the exact path of the storm is difficult to predict, expect the unexpected. Your safety is our priority.

Be safe!

To guarantee the well-being of all students, faculty, and staff, the Broward College Hurricane Action Safety Guide lists all the information you will need for this storm season.