Hurricane season is in full swing in the United States, and there are many new out-of-state students who are unaware of the dangers of campus flooding. 

"I get scared, you know, if we do have a hurricane warning or anything like that," Sophomore Rianna Ennet said.

Rianna is a sophomore from Houston,Texas and worries for how the University will warn students if a hurricane were to head for Baton Rouge.

Many students from outside of Louisiana do not come to LSU properly equipped to face the threats of hurricanes and flooding.

The average yearly rainfall in Baton Rouge is 62 inches,and heavy rain causes the streets of LSU campus to flood frequently.

The Great Flood of 2016 affected thousands of students and residents of east Baton Rouge, leaving many homes and businesses underwater.

LSU's Student Union flooded this summer, leaving the first floor of the building closed off for a weeks.

"If we can survive without a major hurricane until maybe the first or second week of that point we are kind of in the clear." Louisiana state climatologist, Dr. Barry Keim said.

Dr. Keim is an expert of climate extremes, including heavy rainfall and hurricanes as well as a professor at LSU.'

The next big hurricane to hit is hurricane Dorian, but the storm will not directly hit Baton Rouge. Many students in the Carolinas will need to evacuate.

"There is still a lot of hurricane season to go, we are not even in to the midpoint.. And you know it's still anybody’s guess to what may happen, we are not out of the woods here in Louisiana by any stretch of the imagination." Dr. Keim said.

In the chance of flooding or hurricanes students can get help or learn more information at