Severe Weather/Tornado

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Tornado Warnings are communicated via the Owens Department of Public Safety or the Owens Alert System.

In the event of severe weather/tornado:

  • Seek shelter; find a designated shelter if possible
    • If a designated shelter can’t be located, try to:
      • Move towards the interior of the building
      • Find a bathroom or a room without windows
      • Stay OUT of hallways – these areas can become wind tunnels during severe weather
      • Stay away from large furniture that can fall on you
      • Stay away from large-span ceilings like auditoriums
    • Avoid windows
    • Assist others if possible
    • Do NOT pull the fire alarm
    • Wait for the all-clear message