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General Preparedness - 11:15 am

Sept. 22, 2005

Be aware of weather emergency hazards

  • Falling trees, poles, and building structures
  • Gas leaks
  • Downed power lines
  • Flooding
  • Lightning
  • Tornado/High winds

      Know and follow building emergency plans

      • Respond to alarm signal or evacuation notice immediately.
      • Turn off equipment if possible.
      • Use assigned evacuation exits(s) when needed.
      • Assemble in assigned meeting place.

      Be prepared for weather emergencies

      • Listen to weather reports.
        • Watch means serious weather is possible.
        • Warning means serious weather is almost here.
      • Keep important documents in waterproof container.
      • Keep car gas tank at least half full.
      • Assemble disaster kit: battery-operated radio and flashlight; extra batteries; three days of water (one gallon per person per day); dry and canned food; manual can opener; one blanket or sleeping bag and change of clothes and shoes per person; first-aid kit; prescription drugs; sanitary supplies, extra keys and eyeglasses; credit card and/or cash.
      • Keep electrical equipment unplugged if not necessary
      • If power goes out, unplug equipment so when it comes back on no surge occurs.
      • Secure large breakable objects.
      • Assemble supplies to secure area.
      • Act quickly and safely in an emergency.
      • Follow any evacuation orders immediately.
      • Move to safest place in room or floor.
      • Stay away from open doors and windows, fireplaces, and water sources.

Event Notifications

•  ACT Postponed
•  Freshman Follies Cancelled
•  Heart Walk Postponed
•  Soccer Match Against Kansas Moved to Lawrence
•  Women's Tennis Match Affected by Hurricane
•  Balloon Glow and Concert Cancelled
•  Baylor Theatre Postpones Performances
•  Men's Tennis Media Alert


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