Tornado Watch means that conditions are favorable for tornadoes to form. Be alert to weather conditions and announcements.
Tornado Warning means that a tornado has been sighted or radar indicates rotation in the clouds. TAKE SHELTER!
At Baylor University, the following systems are used for alerting building occupants of a tornado:
Upon hearing one or all of the above methods, use the following procedures for safety:
McLennan County Emergency Management will activate emergency sirens during a tornado warning if a tornado is imminent. All University personnel are to seek shelter upon activation of the sirens. It is not safe to leave shelter until the threat has passed.
The University may provide supplemental notification of McLennan County Emergency Management tornado warnings through one of the following methods:
Supervisory personnel and course instructors are responsible for identifying and escorting individuals with mobility impairments or physical disabilities located in their offices/facilities or classrooms to safety in the event of a tornado warning.
The elevators may be used to transport individuals with mobility impairments or physical disabilities and their escorts to a safer location. Visually impaired and hearing impaired individuals may be escorted down the stairs, but may require assistance in moving in crowded staircases and in finding a safer location.
In the event of a power failure, individuals who are unable to use the stairs and their escorts should move to an interior location without windows and call the Baylor Police at 254-710-2222, who will notify the appropriate emergency personnel with the location.