Severe Weather Information & Tips
- In the event of tornadoes, basements generally offer the best protection. Otherwise
go into an interior room (bathroom/shower) or hallway on the lowest floor possible.
- Put as many walls as possible between you and the outside when possible.
- Get under a piece of sturdy furniture, such as a workbench or heavy table or desk
and hold on to it.
- Avoid large open rooms, if possible.
- Crouch as low as possible to the floor, facing down; and cover your head with your
- Even in an interior room, you should cover yourself with some sort of thick padding
(mattress, blankets, etc.), to protect against falling debris and flying objects in
case the roof and ceiling fail.
- Faculty, staff and/or students should remain at your chosen “safe area” location until
advised that it is safe to return to their regular work or study area or to leave
the building until the tornado or severe weather has passed and you have received
an all clear via the Emergency Notification System.
- Remember, there is no “all clear” siren activation. Weather, especially a severe storm,
is unpredictable or the storm may have several lines of developing storms and as each
approaching threat reaches the city, another siren notification may be sounded.