Severe Weather Precautions
What to do during a Tornado Warning:
During an tornado warning situation, you will receive notification via warning sirens and GC ALERT. If you are not signed up for GC ALERT log to www.gcsu.edu/alert .
What is a tornado warning?
The National Weather Service issues a tornado warning when a tornado has been detected or sighted. The warning will tell you the location and movement of the severe weather along with an estimated time of expiration. This may be found at (http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ffc/).
What should I do during a tornado warning?
When a tornado warning is issued by the National Weather Service, Emergency Preparedness and Occupational safety will send an alert via GC ALERT, Outdoor Warning Sirens, College Cable EAS, and WRGC 88.3 FM.
- Instruct students, employees and others in the immediate area to find a wall near the interior of the building, on the lowest level of the building, away from windows and exterior doors.
- Individuals should curl up in a “ball” or fetal position near the wall, place their hands over their head and remain in that position until the severe weather passes.
- If outdoors, with no shelter available, lie flat in a nearby ditch and shield the head with arms. For a LAST resort, you should consider using a vehicle as a shelter. DO not get into the vehicle, but rather crawl under the vehicle and shield your head with your arms.