Be alert to changing weather conditions. Local radio stations and state network television stations provide timely information on sever weather conditions. Tune to Channel 9 for weather alerts issued by the National Weather Service. For accurate and timely storm updates in your area, watch The Weather Channel, check for severe weather alerts, or go to from your computer. The Weather Channel also sends free severe weather alerts on your phone and in your email for those who sign up.

WATCH means that tornados or severe thunderstorms are possible in the area. Stay informed of the conditions.

WARNING means that a tornado has been sighted and persons in the area should immediately seek shelter.

The City of Arkadelphia has TORNADO SIRENS that sounds a tone warning that a tornado is approaching and people should take shelter immediately.

University Police alert Residence Hall Directors when the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning which includes the campus. Rave Alert emergency messages will be sent to register users.

SHELTER In residence halls and classroom buildings, you should proceed to interior hallways on the lowest floors, avoiding windows, glass areas, and doorways. University buildings Shelter-in-Place Locations. Do not take shelter in a vehicle. If you live in a mobile home, you should evacuate your residence immediately. Seek shelter in structures that offer maximum protection. If time does not permit this, move to low ground areas for protection (be aware of possible flood conditions).

INFORMATION. Listen to the local radio stations, TV stations, or monitor Internet sites such as,, and during threatening weather for weather updates.


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Matt is the director of economic development for Williamson County, Tennessee. He works to bring and maintain businesses into the county to create new jobs. Matt credits his education at Henderson and the Honors College, for preparing him for his career. “These days companies look for employees who can think for themselves, solve problems, communicate effectively, and work in teams. Every honors class I had at Henderson taught me how to do all four.”

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Matt LargenBachelor of Arts - Psychology, 1977
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