Emergency preparedness


SCAD Savannah is in a unique geographic location that can be threatened by tropical storms and hurricanes. Therefore, planning for a quick response to weather emergencies helps ensure the safety of the university community.

SCAD follows all procedures regarding mandatory evacuations as instructed by the local authorities, Chatham Emergency Management Agency. All university buildings are closed during a mandatory evacuation period as instructed by CEMA. Either the president or the executive vice president may authorize the closing of SCAD facilities or evacuation of the residence halls prior to a mandatory evacuation order issued by CEMA. The executive vice president notifies the crisis preparedness team members when the decision is made to close SCAD and evacuate all university buildings.

Parents should be aware that in the event an evacuation is ordered by SCAD or CEMA, communications at SCAD might be temporarily disrupted.

Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale
Hurricane watches and warning
Preparing for a hurricane

Emergency contact numbers

Emergencies in the U.S.

Emergencies in France

Emergencies in Hong Kong