Pro-Tornado/Severe Weather Warnings

procedure tornado severe weather warnings modified Tue Jul 28 2020 15:52:38 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

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University of Louisville

OFFICIAL
UNIVERSITY
ADMINISTRATIVE
PROCEDURE

PROCEDURE NAME

Tornado/Severe Weather Warnings

EFFECTIVE DATE

January 2013

PROCEDURE NUMBER

DEHS-Emergency-5

PROCEDURE APPLICABILITY

This procedure applies to the University Community (administrators, faculty, staff, and students).

REASON FOR PROCEDURE

Severe weather and/or tornados may pose a threat to the safety of the campus community. Emergency action must be taken by faculty, staff, and students to protect themselves from injuries.

PROCEDURE STATEMENT

If a tornado warning is issued, the campus community should take the following actions:

  • Notify building occupants of the warning
  • Stay indoors and away from windows
  • Go to the safe haven in your building
  • If the safe haven is not known, move to the lowest level of the building and take shelter in small interior windowless rooms

After the danger has passed, report any injuries requiring medical care to 911 or 502-852-6111. Leave the building if the building is significantly damaged and report the damage to Physical Plant.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Faculty – notify students and instruct them to take emergency action procedures 

Staff – notify building occupants and take emergency action procedures

ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY

Senior Associate Vice President for Operations

RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT/DIVISION

Environmental Health & Safety
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
502-852-6670
dehsub@louisville.edu 

HISTORY

Revision Date(s): June 30, 2016

Reviewed Date(s): June 2014

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