Imminent Severe Weather

In the event of imminent severe weather the LTU Campus Safety Department recommends the University population stay informed about developing weather conditions that include atmospheric disturbances as well as snow storms.

The Campus Safety Department recommends the following sources for weather information:

  • News Radio 95 can be found on the AM band at 950AM
  • Local Television stations WDIV,WJBK, WXYZ (look at your cable listing for the appropriate cable channel)
  • On the internet at http://www.noaa.gov/   under the section on the left hand side titled “Today’s Weather”, type in zip code 48075 and click “GO”. Under the “7 Day Forecast” section on the left hand side click on Hazardous Weather Outlook.

Severe Weather Warning Definitions

A tornado or severe thunderstorm WATCH means that the storms may produce large hail and/or damaging winds. All severe thunderstorms are potential tornado producers, but a severe thunderstorm watch does not mean that a tornado is imminent.

A tornado or severe thunderstorm WARNING means that a tornado or thunderstorm is imminent or has actually been sighted.

 

Recommended Procedures for a Tornado “Watch”

  • Stay inside if possible. Locate the Fire and Severe Weather Instruction Placard for your building. Each building on the campus has a number of these placards placed throughout them.
  • Determine the closest “safe area” to you. Be ready to proceed to the “safe area”
  • In the event that conditions worsen, a tornado “Warning” has been issued or the campus severe weather alarm is activated.

 

Recommended Procedures for a Tornado “Warning

  • If outside, immediately enter the closest building.
  • Locate the Fire and Severe Weather Instruction Placard for that building just inside the entrance.
  • Determine the closest “safe area” to you. and to proceed to the “safe area”.
  • Avoid rooms or areas that have glass, move away from all windows or glass-enclosed areas.
  • The safest area is the center of the building as close to the basement or ground floor as possible. When the warning is terminated, everyone on campus will be notified and normal university activities will resume.
  • The important thing to remember is DO NOT PANIC. A calm, orderly course of events is the best way to insure the safety of all concerned.