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ALERT: TORNADO WATCH

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

There is a TORNADO WATCH in effect for Wilmington until 7 p.m. Extreme weather is expected to occur within the next hour. While this is in "watch" status right now, please be prepared should it move to "warning" status; see recommendations below. Please be mindful of your location during this period and know the location of the closest substantial shelter. You may also review best practices here: http://uncw.edu/ehs/tornado.html

Thank you for your attention.

During a tornado warning:

If a tornado is sighted or indicated on radar approaching the campus:

If time permits, go to the interior hallway on the lowest floor.

  • If time does not permit, go to the safest area of your classroom or office (an inside wall) furthest away from the doors and windows.
  • Avoid windows, or areas with wide, free-span roofs. A special note for Trask: Move out of the arena area into a side corridor with no windows, or into a restroom.
  • Take shelter underneath a desk or any heavy furniture available.
  • Assume a curled position to protect your head
  • All qualified personnel should render first aid.
  • If you are in a modular unit, evacuate the modular unit immediately and take shelter in the closest safe building. When safely within a building that is not a modular unit, take shelter in an interior room of the building on the lower floor, if time permits.