If you are in danger or feel threatened, call 911 or contact Campus Public Safety

A tornado watch means tornadoes are possible in your area. Remain alert for approaching storms, and be prepared to seek shelter.

A tornado warning means a tornado is imminent or has been indicated by radar or reported by storm spotters. Move to your pre-designated place of safety immediately.

It is recommended that each building and/or department purchase a NOAA Weather Alert radio with a battery backup and tone-alert feature that automatically alerts you when a watch or warning is issued. Purchase a battery-powered commercial radio and extra batteries as well.

What to do During a Tornado Warning

  1. Take cover immediately.


  1. If you are outside, move immediately to a well-constructed building nearby. If you cannot get to a shelter, move to a low spot such as a ditch or a culvert and stay as low to the ground as possible.


  1. If you are inside a building, find the most central space on the lowest floor of the building to which you have access, preferably away from doors and windows. If possible, take cover under a desk, table, mattress or other protective item. Stay as low to the floor as possible.


  1. In a high rise building, go to a small, interior room or hallway with no windows on the lowest floor possible.


  1. Get out of vehicles, trailers, and mobile homes immediately and go to the lowest floor of a sturdy nearby building or storm shelter.


  1. Watch out for flying debris. Flying debris from tornadoes causes most fatalities and injuries.


  1. If you must go outside immediately after a severe storm, watch for fallen power lines and hazardous debris.