Severe Weather/University Closing
Severe Weather/Tornado Watch: A watch is a statement that severe weather/tornado conditions are present and could occur. The National Weather Service will issue a watch bulletin to local authorities as well as to the local radio and TV stations.
Severe Weather/Tornado Warning: When a severe weather/tornado sighting occurs, the National Weather Service alerts all weather stations and local authorities. If severe weather or a tornado is approaching a continuous sounding of the city’s emergency sirens will signal the warning.
In case of severe weather/tornado: When the emergency warning sires sound, it is YOUR responsibility to get to shelter. All persons should immediately seek shelter in the nearest building. Go to the basement or interior walls of lower floors. Auditoriums, gymnasiums, and similar large rooms with wide roofs should be avoided. Stay away from all windows and exterior doors. Take a battery-operated radio with you and listen for the “All clear” signal.
Severe Weather Guidelines:
Most tornadoes strike in the late afternoon and evening hours. When a severe thunderstorm/tornado warning is issued, take shelter immediately. Go to the basement and seek shelter under stairs or sturdy furniture. If you do not have a basement, seek shelter in a small room at the lowest level, in the center of the building. Bathrooms and closets are good potential shelters. Avoid rooms with windows.
What To Do When Away From The University Or Home:
Severe Winter Weather:
For complete details review the Severe Winter Weather Notification Plan
Sheehan Hall 118
Director of Security
Assistant Director of Security