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Emergency Preparedness for the UM Research Community
The Miller Office of Research wants you to be prepared in the event of a hurricane. A few minutes of preparation now may potentially save thousands of research dollars and your irreplaceable data.
 
Order Hurricane Supplies for Research Laboratories
The Miller Office of Research has generated a list of recommended hurricane supplies, available through Grainger on UM's Ariba ordering system. Link to suggested supplies. For additional information or assistance in ordering supplies, please e-mail Helene Valentine or Andrew Vinard.
 
2012 Hurricane Preparedness Presentation
Access the presentation given to the Medical Campus on Wednesday, June 27 here.
Access the presentation given to the Gables Campus on Wednesday, July 18 here.

Hurricane Preparation Checklists

Protect your life's work, personnel, laboratories, data, equipment and research models with the help of these emergency preparedness checklists for principal investigators (PIs) and clinical researchers at the University of Miami:

  • Steps to take prior to the hurricane season: This checklist is the product of the collective work of the Miller Office of Research Emergency Preparedness Team with assistance from UM Security, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), Risk Management, and the Disaster and Extreme Event Preparedness (DEEP) Center.
  • Steps to take when a hurricane is imminent: This checklist walks you through last minute steps to prepare your laboratory before evacuating campus prior to a storm. Please note that these tools are provided to assist you and are not meant to replace requests or requirements from UM Security, EHS or your department.
  • Steps to take post-disaster: This checklist focuses on post-disaster activities that must be carried out before and after you and your employees return to work. Please note that these tools are provided to assist you and are not meant to replace requests or requirements from UM Security, EHS or your department.

Whether you have experienced a storm or are new to the hurricane belt, we welcome your comments and questions. Please contact Helene Valentine (305-243-8842), Andrew Vinard (305-243-1364), or Julia Zaias (305-243-9964) for more information about emergency preparedness for the research community.

Requests for Essential Personnel to Remain on Campus
No one is allowed to stay on campus during the actual impact of a weather event, except for specially designated and approved essential personnel. Disaster response teams/emergency personnel for each unit may be on campus before and after weather events, but may not remain during. Unique requests can be made to the Director of Security through a Request for Essential Personnel to Remain on Campus During Actual Weather Event (Form E-020A). There is no guarantee of approval.
 
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