Tornado Response

In the Village of River forest the civil alert siren sounds for severe weather. You should proceed to an interior portion of the building, away from glass or other such debris that could cause injury, and crouch under a sturdy object for safety. If you happen to be in a building with a basement, you should proceed to that location (if the basement is accessible). Depending on the severity of the situation, personnel from Security may or may not be available to assist you in this process. As a general rule, if the weather looks ominous, take it upon yourself to relocate to a safe area and do not wait for university personnel to notify you.

NOTE: A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for a tornado to exist.

NOTE: A Tornado Warning means that a funnel cloud was sighted in the sky or has actually touched down on the ground.

NOTE: If the campus sustains damage where occupants are no longer safe, building evacuation procedures as already related will be enacted and followed.

For your information, the Village of River Forest sounds the civil alert siren as a test on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.