Some inclement weather events like strong winds, rainstorms or tornadoes will require employees and students to go to sheltered areas within the college. In these cases, employees and students should not evacuate the building since this may cause injury. When strong winds, rain, or a tornado are imminent, you have only a short amount of time to make life-or-death decisions. Advanced planning and a quick response are the keys to surviving this type of inclement weather. The college values the safety of each individual and expects that people will take the responsibility for safeguarding their own welfare.
The switchboard operator will monitor inclement weather and will respond to all levels of notifications from the National Weather Service. The procedure will be to notify the College President, other administrators, faculty, and maintenance via local media which may include: phone system, television broadcast, website, and texting. If a “take cover warning” is issued by the National Weather Service, building occupants will immediately be notified and should move to sheltered areas at that time.