Because of Florida’s hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning and other dangerous weather, it is always important to be prepared.

The UCF Office of Emergency Management and the Emergency Management Student Association will distribute safety information Jan. 30 to Feb. 3 during Florida’s Severe Weather Awareness Week.

Central Florida experiences severe-weather events throughout the year, and it is important to know what to do and how to prepare before an event occurs, the office said. The week’s activities are a joint effort with the National Weather Service and Florida Department of Emergency Management.

To commemorate the event, each day the office will post tips about different weather hazards on its website, The office also will distribute severe-weather information on campus: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday outside Health and Public Affairs I, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday during Market Day outside the Student Union.

Here’s the schedule for safety tips on the website:

Monday: Lightning

Tuesday: Marine Hazards and Rip Currents

Wednesday: Tornadoes and Thunderstorms

Thursday: Hurricanes and Flooding

Friday: Temperature Extremes and Wildfires

Additional information on Severe Weather Awareness Week can be found at: and