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Tornado Warnings: Classrooms & Administrative Buildings

The University's Emergency Alert Notification System will be activated when a tornado warning is received.

  • The Alert Now notification system will send a message regarding the severe weather by landline, cell phone, and e-mail.
  • The air siren will be activated continuously for 3 minutes to alert persons outside buildings of the warning.

When you receive the Alert Now message and/or you hear the siren activate, you should do the following:

Horner Administration Building

  • If time permits move to an inner office, bathroom, hallway, etc. that is away from windows and doors.
  • Seek shelter under a desk or under other furniture and assume a curled position using your arms to cover your head from possible falling debris.
  • Assist any visitors/students not familiar with the building in moving to a safer location.
  • Stay put until University or city authorities inform you that it is safe to come out.
  • Recommendations for shelter areas: Payroll/Accounts Payable/Restrooms

Trustees Classroom Building

  • If time permits move to the lowest level of the building to an inner office, bathroom, hallway, etc. that is away from windows and doors.
  • Seek shelter under a desk or under other furniture and assume a curled position using your arms to cover your head from possible falling debris.
  • Assist any visitors/students not familiar with the building in moving to a safer location.
  • Stay put until University or city authorities inform you that it is safe to come out.
  • Recommendations for shelter areas: Restroom foyers (downstairs), Talley Leadership Center's inner-most office

Reeves Auditorium

  • If time permits move to the lowest level of the building to an inner office, bathroom, hallway, etc. that is away from windows and doors.
  • Seek shelter under a desk or under other furniture and assume a curled position using your arms to cover your head from possible falling debris.
  • Assist any visitors/students not familiar with the building in moving to a safer location.
  • Stay out of areas with free wide-spanning ceilings such as the Auditorium.
  • Stay put until University or city authorities inform you that it is safe to come out.
  • Recommendations for shelter areas: Restrooms (downstairs), Music Lab, Piano practice rooms

Berns Student Center

  • If time permits move to the lowest level of the building to an inner office, bathroom, hallway, etc. that is away from windows and doors.
  • Seek shelter under a desk or under other furniture and assume a curled position using your arms to cover your head from possible falling debris.
  • Assist any visitors/students not familiar with the building in moving to a safer location.
  • Stay out of areas with free wide-spanning ceilings.
  • Stay put until University or city authorities inform you that it is safe to come out.
  • Recommendations for shelter areas: Heritage Room, back offices of Career Services, Restrooms (downstairs)

Davis Memorial Library

  • If time permits move to the lowest level of the building to an inner office, bathroom, hallway, etc. that is away from windows and doors.
  • Seek shelter under a desk or under other furniture and assume a curled position using your arms to cover your head from possible falling debris.
  • Assist any visitors/students not familiar with the building in moving to a safer location.
  • Stay out of areas with free wide-spanning ceilings. (Old Section of the Library)
  • Stay put until University or city authorities inform you that it is safe to come out.
  • Recommendations for shelter areas: Basement Offices in older section

Hendricks Science Complex

  • If time permits move to the lowest level of the building to an inner office, bathroom, hallway, etc. that is away from windows and doors.
  • Seek shelter under a desk or under other furniture and assume a curled position using your arms to cover your head from possible falling debris.
  • Assist any visitors/students not familiar with the building in moving to a safer location.
  • Stay out of areas with free wide-spanning ceilings such as S-222.
  • Stay put until University or city authorities inform you that it is safe to come out.
  • Recommendations for shelter areas: Restrooms, inner offices or lobbies downstairs

Joe Stout Hall

  • If time permits move to an inner office, bathroom, hallway, etc. that is away from windows and doors.
  • Seek shelter under a desk or under other furniture and assume a curled position using your arms to cover your head from possible falling debris.
  • Assist any visitors/students not familiar with the building in moving to a safer location.
  • Stay put until University or city authorities inform you that it is safe to come out.
  • Recommendations for shelter areas: Restrooms

Walter and Margaret Clark Hall

  • If time permits move to an inner office, bathroom, hallway, etc. that is away from windows and doors.
  • Seek shelter under a desk or under other furniture and assume a curled position using your arms to cover your head from possible falling debris.
  • Assist any visitors/students not familiar with the building in moving to a safer location.
  • Stay out of areas with free wide-spanning ceilings such as the Yarborough Auditorium.
  • Stay put until University or city authorities inform you that it is safe to come out.
  • Recommendations for shelter areas: Restrooms

D. Keith Allison Hall

  • If time permits move to an inner office, bathroom, hallway, etc. that is away from windows and doors.
  • Seek shelter under a desk or under other furniture and assume a curled position using your arms (jacket) to cover your head from possible falling debris.
  • Assist any visitors/students not familiar with the building in moving to a safer location.
  • Stay put until University or city authorities inform you that it is safe to come out.
  • Recommendations for shelter areas: Restrooms

Physician Assistant Program Building

  • If time permits move to the lowest level of the building to an inner office, bathroom, hallway, etc. that is away from windows and doors.
  • Seek shelter under a desk or under other furniture and assume a curled position using your arms to cover your head from possible falling debris.
  • Assist any visitors/students not familiar with the building in moving to a safer location.
  • Stay put until University or city authorities inform you that it is safe to come out.
  • Recommendations for shelter areas: Restrooms, Inner stairwells

Hensdale Chapel

  • If time permits move to an inner room or hallway away from windows and doors.
  • Seek shelter under a desk or under other furniture and assume a curled position using your arms to cover your head from possible falling debris.
  • Assist any visitors/students not familiar with the building in moving to a safer location.
  • Stay out of areas with free wide-spanning ceilings.
  • Stay put until University or city authorities inform you that it is safe to come out.
  • Recommendations for shelter areas: Back room of Chapel (If feasible, evacuate to lower level of Reeves)

Richard L. Player Golf and Tennis Learning Center/Golf Maintenance

  • If time permits move to the lowest level of the building to an inner office, bathroom, hallway, etc. that is away from windows and doors.
  • Seek shelter under a desk or under other furniture and assume a curled position using your arms to cover your head from possible falling debris.
  • Assist any visitors/students not familiar with the building in moving to a safer location.
  • Stay out of areas with free wide-spanning ceilings such as the Golf Maintenance Building.
  • Stay put until University or city authorities inform you that it is safe to come out.
  • Recommendations for shelter areas: Foyer near Women's restroom

North Administration Building

  • If time permits move to an inner office, bathroom, hallway, etc. that is away from windows and doors.
  • Seek shelter under a desk or under other furniture and assume a curled position using your arms to cover your head from possible falling debris.
  • Assist any visitors/students not familiar with the building in moving to a safer location.
  • Stay put until University or city authorities inform you that it is safe to come out.
  • Recommendations for shelter areas: Closet or enclosed restroom

Chris' House

  • If time permits move to the lowest level of the building to an inner office, bathroom, hallway, etc. that is away from windows and doors.
  • Seek shelter under a desk or under other furniture and assume a curled position using your arms to cover your head from possible falling debris.
  • Assist any visitors/students not familiar with the building in moving to a safer location.
  • Stay put until University or city authorities inform you that it is safe to come out.
  • Recommendations for shelter area: Closets

Cape Fear Commons Community Building

  • If time permits move to an inner office, bathroom, hallway, etc. that is away from windows and doors.
  • Seek shelter under a desk or under other furniture and assume a curled position using your arms to cover your head from possible falling debris.
  • Assist any visitors/students not familiar with the building in moving to a safer location.
  • Stay out of areas with free wide-spanning ceilings.
  • Stay put until University or city authorities inform you that it is safe to come out.
  • Recommendations for shelter areas: Restrooms

March F. Riddle Center (PAC)

  • If time permits move to the lowest level of the building to an inner office, bathroom, hallway, etc. that is away from windows and doors.
  • Seek shelter under a desk or under other furniture and assume a curled position using your arms to cover your head from possible falling debris.
  • Assist any visitors/students not familiar with the building in moving to a safer location.
  • Stay out of areas with free wide-spanning ceilings such as the gym area.
  • Stay put until University or city authorities inform you that it is safe to come out.
  • Recommendations for shelter areas: Restrooms (downstairs), offices, locker rooms

Soccer Field House

  • If time permits move to the lowest level of the building to an inner office, bathroom, hallway, etc. that is away from windows and doors.
  • Seek shelter under a desk or under other furniture and assume a curled position using your arms to cover your head from possible falling debris.
  • Assist any visitors/students not familiar with the building in moving to a safer location.
  • Stay put until University or city authorities inform you that it is safe to come out.
  • Recommendations for shelter areas: Locker rooms

Mallett-Rogers House

  • If time permits move to the lowest level of the building to an inner office, bathroom, hallway, etc. that is away from windows and doors.
  • Seek shelter under a desk or under other furniture and assume a curled position using your arms to cover your head from possible falling debris.
  • Assist any visitors/students not familiar with the building in moving to a safer location.
  • Stay put until University or city authorities inform you that it is safe to come out.
  • Recommendations for shelter areas: Enclosed area downstairs or Soccer Complex Locker Rooms

South Administration Building (Public Safety/Computer Services)

  • If time permits move to the lowest level of the building to an inner office, bathroom, hallway, etc. that is away from windows and doors.
  • Seek shelter under a desk or under other furniture and assume a curled position using your arms to cover your head from possible falling debris.
  • Assist any visitors/students not familiar with the building in moving to a safer location.
  • Stay put until University or city authorities inform you that it is safe to come out.
  • Recommendations for shelter areas: Enclosed area downstairs or Soccer Complex Locker Rooms

Monarch Press/ROTC/Center for Entrepreneurship

  • If time permits move to the lowest level of the building to an inner office, bathroom, hallway, etc. that is away from windows and doors.
  • Seek shelter under a desk or under other furniture and assume a curled position using your arms to cover your head from possible falling debris.
  • Assist any visitors/students not familiar with the building in moving to a safer location.
  • Stay put until University or city authorities inform you that it is safe to come out.
  • Recommendations for shelter areas: Enclosed area downstairs or Soccer Complex Locker Rooms

Maintenance/Football Field House

  • If time permits move to the lowest level of the building to an inner office, bathroom, hallway, etc. that is away from windows and doors.
  • Seek shelter under a desk or under other furniture and assume a curled position using your arms to cover your head from possible falling debris.
  • Assist any visitors/students not familiar with the building in moving to a safer location.
  • Stay put until University or city authorities inform you that it is safe to come out.
  • Recommendations for shelter areas: Enclosed area or Football Locker Room showers

Bethune Visual Arts Center

  • If time permits move to an inner office, bathroom, hallway, etc. that is away from windows and doors.
  • Seek shelter under a desk or under other furniture and assume a curled position using your arms to cover your head from possible falling debris.
  • Assist any visitors/students not familiar with the building in moving to a safer location.
  • Stay put until University or city authorities inform you that it is safe to come out.
  • Recommendations for shelter areas: Restrooms
 

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