Severe Weather

Watch –indicates a particular weather hazard is possible – remain alert for approaching storms

Warning –indicates a particular weather hazard is imminent or has been reported

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS/HURRICANES

  • Monitor weather status
  • Avoid being outdoors, especially near trees and water, during a lightning storm.
  • Seek shelter indoors, under shelter or in a hard-topped vehicle until the storm passes.

TORNADOES tornado

  • Monitor weather status.
  • If you are notified a tornado is approaching:
    • Move immediately to a pre-determined shelter location
    • Shelter information for University Housing residents
    • Have a battery powered AM/FM radio or NOAA weather radio readily available
    • Remain there until the “all clear” has been officially given by WolfAlert, Police, or local media
    • If you are outside, seek shelter in a nearby building or find a ditch or depression in which you can protect yourself from debris
    • After a tornado, beware of broken glass, unstable structures and debris
  • Report damages to Campus Police
    • campus phone 911
    • call 919-515-3000 from a non-University phone or cell phone
North Carolina State University Adverse Weather Policy
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