• Emergency Response Guide

    Severe Weather

    Among the more common forms of severe weather in our area are thunder storms, hail and tornadoes. The safest place to be during any of these storms is inside a secure structure as most damage occurs as a result of broken glass and flying debris. All classrooms at the college have floor plans posted, advising of safe places within the college to seek shelter during a tornado.

    If your find yourself in a storm, proceed with the following guidelines:
       • Follow Room instructions to move to a place of safety.
       • Move away from windows.
       • Seek hallways or rooms without windows. If time allows, move to lower building levels.
       • Avoid rooms with large roof spans such as the gymnasium or theaters.
       • If outside, avoid downed power lines and trees
       • Wait until storm passes and "All Clear" message is issued.

    In the aftermath of severe weather, there could be significant damage to any or all the structures of the College. If there is severe damage affecting utilities, such as gas and electricity, it may be necessary to evacuate buildings. With any notification to “Evacuate the Building”, it is important to move sufficiently far away from the building to prevent any injury.