Avoid automobiles and open areas.
2. Move to a basement or corridor.
3. Stay away from windows.
4. Do not call 911 unless you require medical assistance.
Before the Storm
Locate an accessible basement or corridor location in your
2. Identify sheltered areas away from glass and exterior walls
3. Stay informed through local media sources on days when
severe weather is expected.
4. Obtain a NOAA Weather Radio with a warning alarm tone and
battery backup to receive warnings.
5. Keep a good reliable flashlight in your office/work area.
6. Contact the Campus Emergency Preparedness Office at 4-0446 for more information.
to the Storm
1. A "Tornado Warning" issued by the National Weather Service means a tornado has been sighted or radar has indicated intense low level rotation in the presence of atmospheric conditions conductive to tornado development and you must seek shelter immediately.
2. When an exterior siren sounds or a NOAA weather radio sounds
a warning alarm tone, you must seek shelter immediately (Exterior
sirens will sound for three minutes).
3. Proceed to the lowest floor of any building.
4. Position yourself in an interior corridor away from window
5. A "Tornado Warning" can be considered ALL CLEAR
when the National Weather Service states that the "Tornado
Warning" has expired. Local radio and television can
be used as a source for the expiration of the "Tornado
Warning" time period. The sirens will remain silent.
6. Always remain in a place of shelter until you receive an
all-clear message or until you are sure the tornado has passed.
7. Notify the Police Department of any emergency conditions
resulting from the storm.
8. Stay out of damaged buildings.
9. Avoid buildings and areas with broken utility lines (i.e.,
gas, electric, water).
the Storm-Possible Indicators of a Tornado
Dark, often greenish sky.
2. Large hail.
3. Loud roar, similar to a train.
4. Cloud of debris (the tornado may not be visible).
5. Wind becomes calm and still.
6. Frequent lightning.
7. Tornadoes generally occur near the trailing edge of a storm.