Severe Weather / Tornado
(417) 328-1556 or 328-8733
In the event of severe weather conditions, you should monitor local weather. The department of safety and security will notify the campus of threatening weather when possible to do so.
You can monitor the weather on local television and radio stations. Other options include internet weather sites and NOAA weather radios.
Tornado Watch means weather conditions are favorable to the formation of tornadoes. Tornado Warning means a tornado has been spotted either on radar or by an eyewitness.
In the event that a severe weather or tornado warning is issued:
- Stay calm
- Warn persons in your area of the threat
- Seek shelter and remain there until the threat is over
- Report any damages to safety and security as soon as possible.
- Evacuate any damaged structures
There is no safe place from a tornado. We recommend the following areas for shelters: (See map for recommended areas in your building.)
- Lowest level of the building
- Interior hallways, restrooms, or small classrooms away from windows and glass doors
- Avoid lobbies, atriums, large rooms, auditoriums, areas that could become wind tunnels
- If unable to seek shelter inside, lie flat in a ditch or low area covering your head, do not attempt to outrun a tornado.