While there are many types of severe weather categories, there are two (2) types of unusual weather conditions which may occur and for which extraordinary precaution should be taken:
- Severe thunderstorm Watches and Warnings
- Tornado Warnings
The Management Office keeps a weather radio onsite, in the event any watches or warnings are issued. We will do our best to advise tenants of impending inclement weather events; however, we recommend each office have a weather radio, and follow office specific severe weather guidelines.
A tornado warning is an emergent alert issued by the National Weather Service when a tornado has been detected by radar, or confirmed by trained spotters.
Public warning will come over the radio, TV or the Municipal Defense sirens. Should a severe storm or tornado occur, the following guidelines should be observed:
- Move away from the exterior of the Building to a corridor or elevator lobby.
- As you move, try to close the doors of rooms which have windows. Also, be sure the door to your suite is closed tightly, but not locked.
- Go to the center corridor and protect yourself by either putting your head closely to your lap or by kneeling to protect your head.
- Stairwells are safe. If crowded, move down to a lower level for shelter. DO NOT USE THE ELEVATORS.
- DO NOT go to the first floor lobby or outside Building.
- Keep your radio or television set tuned to a local station for information.
- Do not use the telephone to get information or advice.
- KEEP CALM. If you are trapped in an outside office, seek protection under a desk.
Once the weather has subsided, report any damage or storm related leaks to the Management Office, 303-292-4500.