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Tornado Warning

If a Tornado Warning is issued by the National Weather Service, this means that a tornado or funnel cloud has been sighted in our area visually and/or on Doppler Radar. The City of Richmond activates warning sirens when a tornado warning is issued.

Tornado Warnings are also automatically issued through the campus Emergency Notification System.


  • Remain calm-this will help you to think clearly.
  • Relay the warning to others in the area and people that you are responsible to notify and take attendance.
  • Be prepared for the possibility of a tornado.
  • Proceed to your areas designated shelter area within your building.
  • Crouch near the floor or under heavy, well-supported objects and protect your head and neck.
  • Monitor local weather information.
  • Remain sheltered until warnings have expired (no all clear signal is broadcast)

Please note: There is no guaranteed safe place during a tornado. However, it is important to seek shelter in the best location to help minimize your exposure.


Designated shelter areas within your building (rooms and corridors in the lowest innermost part of the building and basements).


  • Stay clear of windows, corridors with windows, or large free-standing expanses.
  • DO NOT use elevators during a tornado warning.
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