If you are looking for the most recent news and information about a current tropical storm or hurricane threatening the South Carolina Coast and how The Citadel is responding, please go to http://www.bulldogalert.info/


The Atlantic Hurricane Seasons runs from June 1 to November 30 each year.

The Citadel's mission in the event of a hurricane that is expected to make landfall in or near the Charleston area is to take all actions necessary to prevent the loss of life and to minimize damage to property, equipment, utility systems, and facilities. In the aftermath of a storm, the college turns its attention to recovery operations and restoring essential services so the campus can return to normal operations.

The safety of our students, faculty and staff are of the utmost importance. Each summer members of The Citadel staff conduct hurricane drills so they are ready if a tropical storm or hurricane comes near. In addition the college has a detailed Hurricane Operations Plan outline our preparations and how we will communicate information to students, parents, faculty and staff and the greater Charleston community.

For the latest hurricane-related Citadel information, stay tuned to www.citadel.edu and the DAWG line at (843) 953-3294. If severe weather (or some other emergency) prevents you from reaching www.citadel.edu or the DAWG line, stay tuned to www.bulldogalert.info for the latest information.

Hurricane Operations Plan

Click here (PDF) for The Citadel's 9-page Hurricane Operations Plan Quick Reference Guide.

Click here (PDF) for the complete 79-page plan.

Charleston County Hurricane Guide.

Other links

National Hurricane Center Tropical Prediction Center
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Weather Underground: Tropical Weather
Interactive Weather Information Network


Additional information