Campus Safety monitors weather conditions and issues notifications and alerts when severe weather threatens. For severe weather updates, call 427-7007.
A tornado warning is the sounding of the emergency siren for three minutes followed by seven minutes of silence. A warning indicates that a tornado has been sighted or has appeared on radar in the local area.
If the siren sounds or if severe weather approaches:
- If outdoors, stay away from buildings, windows, and telephone or electric poles.
- If outdoors, get to a low-lying area such as a ditch or ravine and lie face down with your head and face covered.
- Seek shelter in a basement or ground floor hallway away from windows, or in a door frame. Get under a table or a desk.
- Do not use elevators.
- If requested, assist persons with disabilities to the safest area on the same floor.
- Once inside, stay away from windows, mirrors, glass, and unsecured objects such as cabinets and bookcases.
- Remain protected until the danger has passed-at least ten minutes after sirens have stopped.
- Call 427-5555 to report injuries or damage.