The University of Central Florida will be hosting a Campus Safety Fair Wednesday where they will demonstrate how to build a Hurricane Safety Kit.

The Campus Safety Fair will be hosted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pegasus Ballroom.


“Join us for the 7th Annual Campus Safety Fair on to meet campus and community partners, explore safety resources, interact with hands-on displays, win fantastic raffle prizes, and enjoy snacks and entertainment. Get there early to experience all this fun the informative event has to offer!,” UCF Victims Services said.


Hurricane Irma has escalated to a Category 5 hurricane at 180 miles per hour, ten miles per hour short of the Atlantic record.


“Should there be a potential for the Orlando area to be impacted, a decision could be made to close campus. That decision will be communicated via UCF Alert text, UCF social media and email messages,” UCF said.

“The Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Health Sciences at Lake Nona campus and Center for Emerging Media in downtown Orlando follow main campus closure protocols. UCF regional locations will follow the decisions made by their respective host state college.”

A decision on the UCF-Memphis game and Family Weekend will be made by the university later today. Sources say the game will be played at Spectrum Stadium on Friday, September 8.

“Finally, now is the time to prepare, not panic,” the university stated.

“Take precautions, such as developing a plan or building a hurricane safety kit, to evacuate or ride out the storm. A good hurricane safety kit should allow you to survive on your own for 72 hours and include basic survival essentials like water, food, communication tools and flashlights.”

“Your safety remains UCF’s No. 1 priority. Our Department of Emergency Management will continue to track Hurricane Irma in partnership with the National Weather Service, and we will make decisions with your well-being in mind.”

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