2019-2020 Employee Handbook

Tornadoes

A tornado watch indicates that conditions are favorable for the formation of tornadoes within a designated area. A tornado warning means that a tornado or tornadoes have been sighted in a specific area.

If the college area is in the path of a tornado, the following steps will be taken.

  • When a watch occurs, all personnel are put on alert for the next advisory announcement. They should remain calm but plan ahead for further action.
  • Keep telephone use to a minimum.
  • Inform other personnel in the immediate area of your workstation or classroom.
  • Remain calm, and do not exaggerate the situation.
  • Stay away from glass areas until the alert has passed.