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Public Safety

Tornado / Adverse Weather

Emergency Contacts

  • Department of Public Safety 9111
  • If Public Safety cannot be reached 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.

If a Tornado Warning is activated or a tornado is sighted approaching campus:

  1. Proceed immediately to the interior hallway on the lowest floor or basement, unless there are boilers or electrical switchgear areas housed in the basement.
  2. If time does not permit, get into the safest area of your classroom or office (the inside wall farthest from the doors or windows).
  3. Avoid windows, auditoriums, gymnasiums or other structures with free-span roofs and boiler or electrical switchgear areas.
  4. Take shelter underneath your desk or any heavy furniture available.
  5. Assume a curled position to protect your head and eyes. Cover your head with seat cushions or other material at hand.
  6. All persons should remain in the shelter areas until advised the danger has passed.
  7. In open country, 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.
  8. 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 THE COURTYARD AREA DURING EITHER A FIRE OR WEATHER RELATED EMERGENCY.
 


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