Tornadoes

Read: Joplin Tornado Survivor Offers Tips on Avoiding Disaster Response Burnout

Joplin Tornado Survivor Offers Tips on Avoiding Disaster Response Burnout

Retired Joplin Schools Superintendent C.J. Huff describes his experience before, during and after an EF5 tornado struck his hometown.

Read: NOAA Forecasts 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season Will Have at Least 12 Named Storms

NOAA Forecasts 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season Will Have at Least 12 Named Storms

NOAA also predicts that one to four category 3, 4, or 5 hurricanes could happen in the Atlantic from June 1 to November 30.

Read: Severe Weather: More Than Just a Seasonal Threat

Severe Weather: More Than Just a Seasonal Threat

Campus weather preparedness plans, outreach and training must take into account the fact that tornadoes, as well as other weather hazards, can happen at any time.

Read: Joplin Tornado Survivor to Deliver Keynote at the 2023 Campus Safety Conferences

Joplin Tornado Survivor to Deliver Keynote at the 2023 Campus Safety Conferences

Dr. C.J. Huff, retired superintendent for the Joplin, Missouri School District, will share at this summer’s CSCs his recovery and leadership journey following the May 22, 2011 tornado that destroyed much of his district.

Read: Selecting the Right Emergency Management System for Your School District

Selecting the Right Emergency Management System for Your School District

With school safety at stake, choosing the right emergency management system is critical.

Read: 18 Students Evacuate School Just Before Tornado Flattens Building

18 Students Evacuate School Just Before Tornado Flattens Building

An emergency alert sent to the teachers’ cell phones about the tornado outbreak saved their lives.

Read: Tornado Rips Through Sioux Falls Hospital Complex

Tornado Rips Through Sioux Falls Hospital Complex

Hospital staff at a behavioral health center had 10 minutes to wake up 102 residents to get them to the center of the building.

Read: How to Create an Effective Tornado Protocol for Your Campus

How to Create an Effective Tornado Protocol for Your Campus

Schools should conduct hazard analyses, space calculations and site assessments so everyone on campus can locate the best available tornado sheltering options.

Read: Hazard Mitigation: College Emergency Response Planning 101

Hazard Mitigation: College Emergency Response Planning 101

Creating a college-specific plan and working with local jurisdictions can greatly improve emergency management and hazard mitigation efforts on your campus.

Read: NWS Makes Texas High School The First ‘Storm Ready’ Campus in State

NWS Makes Texas High School The First ‘Storm Ready’ Campus in State

The National Weather Service recognized the school’s tornado preparedness improvements in June.

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