During a tornado sighting or warning of a strong possibility of a tornado, the tornado horns will sound. Upon hearing this sound, all individuals, regardless of what they are doing, should immediately take shelter and remain in that sheltered area until they are advised by Security personnel or their Residence Hall Advisors to return to their activities.
A “Tornado Warning” will be accompanied by the rising and falling signal of the tornado horn. This signal will tell you a tornado has been sighted in our area, or extremely high winds are prominent, or funnel clouds have been sighted, or we are in the direct path of a tornado which is not yet visible.
A “Tornado Watch”, not signaled by a tornado siren or horn, means that conditions are favorable for a tornado to occur (the combination of temperature, warm and cold fronts, upper-level winds, etc.).