Annex: Tornado Response Plan
Department: Residence Life
Departmental Emergency Contact: Campus Police
The purpose of this plan is to establish the policy and procedures to be followed in the event of a tornado watch or tornado warning threatening the Winthrop Campus.
In the event of a tornado watch, the Residence Life Staff will prepare for a possible tornado warning. In the event of a tornado warning, the Residence Life Staff will direct students to shelter within the residence halls.
In the event of a tornado watch the Residence Life Staff will:
In the event of a tornado warning the Residence Life Staff will:
Immediate communications will be made through the ALERTUS or WU Alert notification systems whenever possible. Other notification systems may be employed as well.
The Residence Life “Crisis Communication Plan” will be activated.
Residence Life, 803/323-2223
Residence Life Staff will have control of the students in the residence halls. Once an emergency responder arrives on scene, control will shift and Residence Life Staff will assist as directed.
Review and be familiar with the Residence Life sheltering areas within each residence hall and the Residence Life “Crisis Communication Plan.”