Tornado | JCTC



  • A tornado watch means severe weather is possibly approaching.
  • Continue normal activities, but continue to monitor the situation.


  • A warning means a tornado is in the local area.
  • Tell others in the building.
  • Stay indoors and away from windows until the storm passes.
  • Move to the nearest tornado shelter, or the lowest possible area.
    • Remember to remain away from windows, glass and objects that may become flying debris.
    • Basements, interior hallways on the lower floors, and small interior rooms on the lower floors offer the best shelter.
  • After danger has passed, immediately report injuries to 911.
    • Provide the following information:
      • Type of emergency
      • Location of the victim
      • Condition of the victim
      • Any dangerous conditions
  • Notify Campus Safety, and provide the same, above, information.
  • Immediately leave a badly damaged building and do not attempt to return to the building unless directed to do so by Campus Safety or emergency responders.
  • Do not attempt to turn utilities or equipment on or off.