IN THE EVENT OF IMPENDING SEVERE WEATHER
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Auburn University has installed a
weather monitoring radar system that
can track approaching storms across
the state of Alabama and beyond.
Auburn University maintains contact
with local and state emergency
management agencies as well as the
National Weather Service.
Upon receipt of a severe weather
watch or warning, tone alert radios in
buildings on campus will be activated.
The nature of the emergency will be
given along with instructions on how
to remain safe.
Upon receipt of a tornado warning,
the outdoor warning sirens will be
The Lee County Emergency
Management Agency tests the
outdoor tornado sirens every fourth
Wednesday at noon.
WATCH: Conditions are favorable for
the development of severe weather in
the Auburn area. Everyone should closely
monitor the situation in case it gets worse.
WARNING: Severe weather has actually
been observed, and there is an imminent
threat to the Auburn area. Listen closely to
instructions provided by weather radios/emergency officials.
- Frequently have high winds, cloud-to-ground
lightning, heavy rain, and tornados.
- Stay away from telephones, electrical
appliances, and plumbing.
- If you can hear thunder, you are close
enough to the storm to be struck.
- Go to a safe shelter immediately.
IN THE EVENT OF SEVERE WEATHER
Designated Campus Severe Weather Shelters
- If you hear the weather siren or radio
alerts, take shelter immediately in
designated shelter locations.
- Sirens mean that there is a
TORNADO WARNING, and you
should seek shelter immediately.
- If shelter is not available, move to the
center and lowest point of your building.
- Stay away from windows and
doors to prevent injury from
glass or other flying objects.
- Cover your head with any heavy/bulky object to protect yourself.
- Do not go outdoors to see the
storm. Trained storm spotters will
be monitoring the situation.
- If you are in a vehicle, seek shelter
in a building, ditch, or other safe
place. Automobiles are very
dangerous during high winds.
- If flood water rises, do not attempt
to wade or travel through the
stream. Even small amounts of
water can be very dangerous.
- Report any injury/damage to the
911 dispatcher. Provide them as
much information as possible to
respond to the emergency.
- Once the storm has cleared, notify
Public Safety & Security/Emergency
Management at (334) 844-8888
of any damages or injuries.
Severe weather FAQ
Last Updated: Jan. 9, 2013