Severe Weather Information
During the spring and summer months conditions that create sever weather such as thunderstorms,
lightning strikes and tornadoes may develop at any time. In our region of the country it is
possible to have severe weather at any time of year.
All members of the Lander University campus should be familiar with these types of weather
conditions and the proper procedures for seeking shelter during severe weather activity. The
following information is a reminder of the basic watch and warning system used by the National
watch (tornado watch, thunderstorm watch) means to be alert that the weather conditions
are right for the development of that particular type of weather. People are asked to take
note of the weather and their surrounding conditions, and consider how they would adjust their
activities to the possibility of changing weather.
warning (tornado warning, thunderstorm warning) means that the particular type of weather
is occurring – a tornado has been sighted or severe thunderstorm is expected. During a
tornado warning or a very severe thunderstorm warning the University will activate its emergency
warning sirens, as well as activate the LU Alert mass notification system. Act immediately to
find suitable shelter.
A severe tornado warning or severe weather warning is serious. Stay away from glass
windows; cover your body to protect it from flying debris. During a severe weather event do
not call University Police unless there are serious personnel injuries in your area or you need
immediate assistance. Places on the Lander campus designated as severe weather shelter
locations are listed below. Other areas such as restrooms, small
office units on campus will not be marked. Take time to familiarize yourself with these areas
on campus. Full Tornado Preparedness Instructions
ART STUDIO: All occupants of the art studio should seek shelter in
BARRATT HALL: Occupants should seek shelter in internal corridors and
BEARCAT VILLAGE: All occupants should seek shelter in the bathroom/hallway area of the apartment.
BROOKSIDE: Occupants should seek shelter in the bottom hallway of each
building away from doors and windows.
CARNELL LEARNING CENTER: Occupants should seek shelter in the
- 1st Floor: Financial Aid Office Corridor, Restrooms, Classrooms adjacent to
Media Center, Business Office Corridor.
- 2nd Floor: Restrooms and interior corridors away from windows and exterior
CULTURAL CENTER: Occupants should seek shelter on the first floor in
corridors and restrooms.
CENTENNIAL HALL: Occupants should seek shelter in the bathroom or common
living area of their rooms. Close bedroom doors to avoid broken glass from windows.
CHIPLEY HALL: Occupants should seek shelter on the first floor away from
LEGION FIELD: Occupants should seek shelter in the locker room.
FACILITIES OPERATIONS: Occupants should seek shelter in the first floor
GRIER STUDENT CENTER: No suitable shelter on the 3rd floor. Occupants
should seek shelter in the plaza level stair in front of the Post Office leading to the
cafeteria. Occupants may also relocate to the back hallway of the dining hall and in 1st
floor restrooms. Kitchen staff may seek shelter in the kitchen restrooms. Post Office
and Student Affairs Staff may shelter in the Post Office. Book Store staff should shelter in
the office area of the Book Store.
GENESIS HALL: Wellness Center employees may seek shelter in the Counseling
reception area. University Police Department employees seek shelter in receptionist
office. ITS employees may seek shelter in the restrooms and main corridor. Employees
and students seeking shelter from the Art Annex may shelter in the main corridor of Genesis
HORNE ARENA: Occupants should seek shelter in the locker room corridors on
the 1st floor or the basement corridor. All occupants should avoid lobby areas and the
JACKSON LIBRARY: All occupants seek shelter on the 1st floor corridor
adjacent to University Relations and Publications.
LIDE APARTMENTS: All occupants should seek shelter in the bathroom/hallway
area of the apartment. 1st and 2nd floor occupants should allow 3rd floor residents to seek
shelter in their room.
LAURA LANDER HALL: Occupants should seek shelter in the 1st floor corridor
of the building.
MCGHEE COURT: All occupants should seek shelter in the bathroom/hallway area of the apartment.
PEES: Occupants should seek shelter in the corridors around the racquetball
courts, restrooms, and Human Performance Lab.
ROTC: Occupants should shelter in the center hallway of the building.
SCIENCE BUILDING: Occupants should seek shelter on the 1st floor corridors
of the Biology and Chemistry wings as well as 1st floor restrooms.
SPROLES REC: No suitable shelter, seek shelter in Jackson Library basement
or Grier Center
THOMASON: Occupants should shelter in the bathroom area of their
WILIAMSTON: Occupants should shelter in the bathroom area of their
UNIVERSITY PLACE: All occupants should seek shelter in the bathroom/hallway area of the apartment.