SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY PREPAREDNESS
Severe weather can strike at anytime. Having a plan that includes knowing where to go and what to do in the event of severe weather is critical to your safety and that of others.
Should a severe storm (tornado, etc.) be sighted in the area, a public warning will be given through the Civil Defense system for 5 minutes by steady siren blasts.
The Security Department is alerted to all watches and warnings. Guards on duty will do everything in their power to safely warn people in all buildings on campus of pending or imminent severe weather. All guards on duty will take a section of campus and move all people to the lowest, safest spot in the building.
However, they are unable to do this alone. Resident Assistants are utilized and the Maintenance staff assists when on campus. However, each individual of the campus community has the responsibility to know the safe area of their building and move there in the event of an emergency.
Be Prepared by Considering the Following Information
Plan Ahead By:
· Knowing where to go in the event of severe weather. See below for a complete listing of “safe area” for each building on campus.
· Contacting security if you are working in your office after hours and when you are leaving. In the event of severe weather, we need to make sure that you are safe.
Know What To Do:
· During severe weather warnings, seek safety immediately. Do not go outside to “watch the weather
· Do not open windows. This can increase your chance of injury as well as damage to the building.
· Stay away from windows and exterior doors. Seek shelter in basements or interior hallways and rooms on the lowest floor.
· Follow the directions given by the security officer. They will give the “all clear” when the threat has passed.
If severe Weather Strikes:
· Report all injuries and damage to the Safety and Security Department at 8777. Notify your department head if necessary.
· After the all-clear siren sound, evacuate damaged buildings and do not attempt to return to the building unless directed to do so by the Security Department or the Maintenance Department.
1371 Marshall Building – Interior offices or bathrooms
Administration & Classrooms – Tunnel along the walls
Admissions/BEC- Tunnel along the walls
Annex– Tunnel to Classroom
Art Rooms – In or just outside the Cultural Exchange Lounge
Chapel – Basement
Concordia Art Center – Basement by faculty offices
Frandrei - Basement
Gangelhoff – Locker rooms
Hmong Culture House- Basement
Hyatt – basement tunnel away of Art or laundry rooms
Library/Pearson Commons – Tunnel against the wall
LMC – Basement tunnel from LMC to Dining Hall
Luther – in or just outside Cultural Exchange Lounge
Maintenance Building – Basement
Meyer Hall – Tunnel along walls
Music – Band Room, Choral Room, or piano practice rooms
Science – Inside the bottom of either stairwell
Seafoam Stadium/Dome- Basement of Frandrei
Sodexo – Tunnel to classroom or tunnel connecting LMC and dining hall
Theatre – Basement dressing rooms
Wollaeger – Basement
Off-Campus Housing – Basement storage areas