June 15 , 2010

Volume 20, Issue 6

               Published by the Tulane University Health Sciences Center Police Department for the Health Sciences Center


2010 Hurricane Season


June 1st marked the official beginning of the 2010 Hurricane Season.  Be Prepared! The below information does not apply to the Tulane Hospital .

Tulane University Health Sciences Center faculty, students and staff should be aware by now of the university's policies and procedures that are outlined in the 2010 Tulane University Hurricane Plan, as well as the plan of their respective individual department. Each individual also needs to have a personal plan in the event that the university closes as sheltering on campus is strictly prohibited.

The President of the university or his designee will declare when the university will close. Only a very small number of individuals that have been pre-designated as “essential personnel” will be permitted to remain on campus. All storm non-essential personnel should appropriately prepare their respective work areas prior to departure to evacuate the city or seek shelter off campus.

Please note that Tulane buildings are not official hurricane shelters designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Red Cross or the City of New Orleans and in a mandatory evacuation most buildings will be locked and without power.

  Tulane University has established the Tulane Alert Line 862-8080, or 1-877-862-8080, toll-free to provide emergency information to the Tulane community. When a hurricane or tropical storm threatens New Orleans , the university will activate the Tulane Alert Line to provide faculty, staff, students and parents with up-to-date information on hurricane or tropical storm progress, instructions regarding campus preparation, announcements about closing and reopening of university offices, and other relevant instructions or information. Tulane's emergency Web site, also carries this vital information.

Street Smarts:

Tip: Look Smart !

When criminals on the street seek out potential victims, strong consideration is given to appearance. The criminals first determine whether the person is alone , which is the reason we emphasize the need to travel with others. If alone, you don't want to be in an isolated or dark area that you are not familiar with.

The individual's personal appearance comes next. Is the person aware of his or her surroundings, or does he or she appear confused, non-alert or even intoxicated? When walking, it is important that you know what is happening around you , and are going in a purposeful direction. If you see something that looks suspicious, turn around and go the other way. Trust your instincts!

When using public transportation don't fall asleep. Keep your valuables close to you, and sit near the driver whenever possible.

Above all, remember that being intoxicated targets you as a potential victim by signaling to the criminal that you are not wholly capable of protecting yourself, or even reporting an incident with any significant credibility.

Summer Shuttle Schedule

  Please stop by the TUHSC Police brochure rack located in the lobby of the 1430 Building and pick up a copy today. Also available are various safety tips to help you have a happy and safe summer.

**Crime Alert** Crime ALert** Crime Alert**

Please report all incidents or suspicious activity as soon as safety permits. Remember to travel in numbers whenever possible, utilize crosswalks, park in well-lit and populated areas, and to use the TUHSC Police 24-hours Security Escort Services. Stop at the lobby post or call 988-5531 for information and safety brochures. In case of EMERGENCY call 988-5555 or 55555 if on campus, and 911 if off campus.


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