|Tornado and severe weather safety
Tornado or severe weather WATCH: Conditions are favorable for tornadoes and
severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.
- When a watch is in effect, be aware and ready for a possible tornado or severe weather warning (or several warnings throughout the day).
- Be on the lookout for threatening weather
conditions, listen for warning sirens, and stay tuned to media channels that will have the most up-to-date weather information.
- Know the location of safe areas in your building, more than one route to your location, and the name of your department's emergency coordinator.
Tornado or severe weather WARNING: A tornado has been sighted or dangerous severe weather is present or approaching.
- When a warning is in effect, seek
shelter in interior spaces on the lowest floor of your building, away
from windows and doors.
- In our campus buildings, the safest shelter areas are (see maps below):
of Rosenau Hall
floor of McGavran-Greenberg hallways or inside classrooms 1301, 1304 and 1305
floor of Michael Hooker Research Center inside storage room 0005 or inside the
ground floor restrooms.
- Pass along to others any weather updates you receive.
- Stay put until an all-clear is given.
occupants should close and seal all chemicals, and place all hazardous
materials in primary containment.
occupants may also want to move valuable or sensitive equipment or materials
away from windows and shutdown and unplug sensitive electrical instruments.
Last updated January 11, 2013