Be Prepared In Dangerous Weather Situations

Published Apr 14, 2014

     The recent storms and high winds we have been experiencing in the area remind us that we should all be aware of the precautions that should be taken in the event of dangerous weather situations. 

     The Schoolcraft College Campus Police Authority remind us of the following (taken from the Emergency Procedures area of the college's website):

     Before a tornado or other severe weather watch or warning is issued be alert to changing weather conditions. Look for approaching storms including the following danger signs:

  • Dark, often greenish sky
  • Large hail
  • A large, dark, low-lying cloud (particularly if rotating)
  • Loud roar, similar to a freight train.
     If you see approaching storms or any of the danger signs, be prepared to take shelter immediately.

     If a tornado warning is issued, go to the pre-designated shelter areas that are marked on maps in each campus building. As a rule, if a building has no basement, go to the center of an interior room on the lowest level (closet, interior hallway) away from corners, windows, doors, and outside walls. Put as many walls as possible between you and the outside. Get under a sturdy table or desk and use your arms to protect your head and neck. In a high-rise building, go to a small interior room or hallway on the lowest floor possible. Do not open windows.

     If severe weather warrants closing the college or cancellation of classes a message will be posted on the homepage of the college's website and via the college's Facebook and Twitter pages. The SCalerts system is the best and quickest way for you to receive information in the event of a severe weather emergency. You can receive alerts via phone, email or text when you sign up for SCalerts. 

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