1. Tornado Watch: Issued to alert persons of the possibility of a tornado development in a specified area for a specific period of time.
2. Tornado Warning: Issued when a tornado has actually been sighted in the area or indicated by radar.
Procedures for Seeking Shelter in each Building - Do Not Use Elevators! Crouch down more away from windows and doors! Utilize restrooms and hallways!
IF TIME TO MOVE TO A SAFER PLACE WITHIN CAMPUS: evacuate persons to a safe area prior to a tornado, persons should seek shelter in the basement of the building or on the first floor along an interior wall to avoid windows and sky lights.
IF NO TIME TO MOVE FROM CURRENT ROOM/OFFICE: persons should seek shelter under heavy furniture, desks, or in a closet to avoid injury from debris (look around your area and select your shelter area after reading this policy).
Interior location in emergency
Small Conference Room
Lecture Hall 154
Open Computer Lab B1
Basement Storage B118
If unable to locate to other floors: Restrooms or Stairwells
|| Basement Level|
|| Nursing Lab 118 (Internal classroom)|
|| Basement Level Computer Labs|
Restrooms, DO NOT USE GYM
| Maintenance Building
|| Tool/Supply Room|
|| Basement Mechanical Room|
| Patrick County Bldg.
|| Main Hallway or Bathrooms|
| Franklin County Bldg.
|| Bathrooms or Stairwells|
| Arrington Motorsports Bldg.
|| Room with no windows|