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 Weather Service.

A 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.

A 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 Genesis Hall

BARRATT HALL: Occupants should seek shelter in internal corridors and classrooms

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 following locations:

  • 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 doors.

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 windows.

LEGION FIELD: Occupants should seek shelter in the locker room.

FACILITIES OPERATIONS: Occupants should seek shelter in the first floor restrooms.

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 Hall.

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 arena.

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 building.

WILIAMSTON: Occupants should shelter in the bathroom area of their building.

UNIVERSITY PLACE:
All occupants should seek shelter in the bathroom/hallway area of the apartment.