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Public Safety

Weather Related Events

Emergency Contacts

  • On Campus                                                     Call 9111
  • Off Campus or Centers                                   Call 989-686-9111 or 911
  • If Public Safety Cannot be contacted              Call 911

 

A Tornado Watch means that tornadoes are likely to develop.

A Tornado Warning means that a tornado actually has been sighted somewhere in the general area.

  1. If the warning sirens are sounded or a tornado is sighted approaching campus:
  2. Proceed immediately to the designated area.
  3. If time does not permit, get into the safest area of your classroom or office;  the inside wall farthest from the doors or windows.
  4. Avoid windows, auditoriums, gymnasiums or other structures with free-span roofs and boiler or electrical switchgear areas.
  5. Take shelter underneath your desk or any heavy furniture available.
  6. Assume a curled position to protect your head and eyes. Cover your head with seat cushions or other material at hand.
  7. All persons should remain in the shelter areas until advised the danger has passed.
  8. If outdoors, move away from the tornado at a right angle.  If there is no time to escape, lie flat in the nearest depression, such as a ditch or ravine.  Get out of an automobile and seek shelter in a ditch or ravine.
  9. Listen to your radio for the latest information and instructions. Do not tie up the telephone lines. Call the Department of Public Safety only to report a tornado or other weather related emergency.
     

NOTE: UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE MEMBERS OF THE COLLEGE COMMUNITY TO EVACUATE OR SEEK SHELTER IN ANY COURTYARD AREA DURING EITHER A FIRE OR WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY.
 


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