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Tornado

  • If indoors, seek shelter in the lowest Ievel of the building. Inner hallways or rooms are preferable, AWAY FROM WINDOWS.
  • If outdoors, take cover in the nearest ditch or depression, away from power lines, buildings and trees. DO NOT STAY IN A CAR OR ATTEMPT TO OUTRUN THE TORNADO.
  • After the tornado has passed, evaluate the situation and if emergency help is necessary, contact Campus Police at Extension 6300 (after hours at 918-533-1243). Be aware at all times of dangerous structural conditions around you.
  • Damaged facilities should be reported to Campus Police. NOTE: Gas leaks and power failure create special hazards. Please refer to the section on utility failure.
  • ASSIST THE HANDICAPPED IN EVACUATING THE BUILDING. DO NOT USE ELEVATORS IN CASE OF FIRE.
  • Once outside, move to a clear area away from the affected building(s). Keep streets and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel.
  • If requested, assist Campus Police.
  • Do not return to an evacuated building unless directed to do so by Campus Police.
  • All emergency procedures will be directed through Campus Police.
  • Buildings will be equipped with emergency response kits that include flashlights, radios, first aid supplies, etc.
  • REMAIN CALM. All emergency response efforts will require clear thinking and cooperation from all members of the campus community.
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