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Tornado or Earthquake

If a tornado warning is in effect:

  • Facility Services will alert the campus through the phone system when threatening conditions exist.
  • Note each building has a building coordinator who will help gather students and staff into the appropriate locations.
  • Move to a shelter location, such as ground floor interior offices, bathrooms, stairwells or closets.
  • Protect your head and neck. (Crouching beneath a solid piece of furniture, wearing a bike helmet or even using sturdy text books can work.)
  • Stay away from windows and doors.
  • Stay in your location until the ALL CLEAR signal is delivered, either over the P.A. system or via 2-way radio to the building coordinator assigned to each building.
  • After receiving the ALL CLEAR signal, exit damaged buildings and go to a safe location.
  • If you are outdoors and unable to find shelter, find a ditch or low spot where you can lie down.
  • After the event, report your condition and location to emergency preparedness personnel or some other official.

If an earthquake occurs:

  • In indoors, seek shelter under a sturdy desk. If no desk is available, move into a hallway or stand against an inside wall.
  • Do NOT exit the building. Falling materials can be deadly.
  • Do NOT run down stairs. Stay clear of windows and heavy appliances.
  • When shaking has stopped, evacuate building and do not return until ALL CLEAR signal is given.
  • When outdoors, move away from tall buildings, trees, utility poles or any structure that could collapse.
  • After the event, report your condition and location to emergency preparedness personnel or some other official.

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