Pol-Annex for Reporting Severe Weather to the Louisville Office of the National Weather Service
policy Annex for Reporting Severe Weather Louisville Office National Weather Service modified Mon Aug 21 2023 08:35:05 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
University of Louisville
Annex for Reporting Severe Weather to the Louisville Office of the National Weather Service
January 28, 2013
This policy applies to the University Community (administrators, faculty, staff, and students).
Introduction and Assumptions:
During a situation where severe weather has impacted the university (on any campus) a report should be made to the Louisville Office of the National Weather Service. This information provides historical information to the university and also assists the Weather Service in classifying and defining storm impacts.
Conditions Warranting Reporting:
The following weather conditions should be reported to the Louisville Office of the National Weather Service (NWS):
- Tornados or Funnel Clouds.
- Damaging winds (i.e., winds that blow down trees, power lines, etc.) or winds greater than 50 mph.
- Hail that is nickel size (0.88”) or larger.
- Flooding of buildings or major roadways.
- Major snowfall or ice accumulation.
Reporting weather conditions as outlined above shall be made by email or phone. If the weather conditions have the potential to cause loss of life or injuries should be reported via phone if possible.
- Telephone – 800-292-5588
- Email – email@example.com
- Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/US.NationalWeatherService.Louisville.gov
Department of Emergency Management
The Department of Emergency Management is the primary notification unit for severe weather for the University. Even though information may be obtained from other units, the Emergency Manager or Designee will notify the NWS. Once the primary notification is made, the Emergency Manager or Designee will notify the other persons with notification responsibilities to prevent duplication of the report. The Emergency Management Coordinator is the secondary notification unit for the University.
Units with Assigned Responsibilities:
Office of Emergency Management
Vice President for Finance and Administration/Chief Financial Officer
RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT/DIVISION
Department of Public Safety
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Version 1.0 effective January 28, 2013
Revised Date(s): August 3, 2023
The University Policy and Procedure Library is updated regularly. In order to ensure a printed copy of this document is current, please access it online at http://louisville.edu/policies.