Severe Weather Info

Tornadoes

The University Police Department will give notice of severe weather watches and warnings whenever possible. Students are encouraged to sign up for the RaveAlert system to be aware of all warnings that will be passed along by the university.  Listen to the local radio stations and TV stations during threatening weather for weather updates.

Weather Conditions

Watch

This means that tornadoes or severe thunderstorms are possible in the area.

Warning

This means that a tornado has been sighted and persons in the area should immediately seek safety of shelter. If you are in the residence halls, you will be advised to proceed to the weather safety locations listed below. Failure to comply with these instructions will result in disciplinary action.

Severe Weather Safety locations:

Smith or Newberry halls: basement 
East, West, University Place or Sturgis Halls: Stairwells closest to the first floor
Reddie Villas, Ridge Pointe or International House: Lowest level apartment in the complex or building

Shelter

In residence halls, apartment complexes and classroom buildings, you should proceed to interior hallways on the lowest floors, avoiding windows, glass areas and doorways. Do not take shelter in a vehicle. Seek shelter in structures that offer maximum protection. If time does not permit this, move to low ground areas for protection.