Owens Severe Weather Information

Severe Weather

The Department of Public Safety closely monitors weather events. In the event of a Tornado Warning, notification will come via a verbal announcement from a Police Officer, from the Buildings & Grounds Department, and/or by broadcast using the College’s Emergency Broadcast System.

Whenever a designated Owens employee appears with warning information, please listen carefully and follow all emergency instructions.

Communicating Closings/Delays

When a decision is made to cancel classes due to snow or severe weather, a public announcement will be communicated in the following manner:

Northwest Ohio Television


Social Media

Notices will be sent via the Colleges official social media channels.

Owens Alert Management System

Students and employees can receive convenient messages by text and voice by registering up to six phone numbers and up to two email addresses in Ozone via the automated campus alert system.

Time frame for Closing/Delay Decisions

When feasible, decisions for closing the college will be made prior to six a.m. for day classes and before three forty-five p.m. for evening classes.

Announcements will apply to both credit and non-credit classes and to all other scheduled events on the campus.