Tornadoes

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: EF-2 Tornado Rips Through North Central High School (S.C.)

EF-2 Tornado Rips Through North Central High School (S.C.)

Damage is estimated to be in the millions of dollars and the district’s superintendent said it could be 18 months until students are able to return.

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.

Read: Ill. College Receives Severe Weather Certification

Ill. College Receives Severe Weather Certification

Monmouth College’s emergency notification efforts helped it earn its StormReady status.

Read: Neb. School District to Review Severe Weather Procedures

Neb. School District to Review Severe Weather Procedures

The review comes as parents criticize the district for its response to a tornado warning as students were being dismissed.

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.

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