Hazardous Weather

If experiencing a HAZARDOUS WEATHER event (i.e. high wind, tornado, heavy snow, etc.), follow the guidance provided in the Shelter-In-Place procedure. Additionally go to the ground level of the building, stay in interior hallways, and avoid glass doors and windows.

NOAA Weather Alerts

It is recommended that staff, faculty, and students pay attention to NOAA Weather alerts via the FEMA mobile app or NOAA radio. Below is a description of the different Alert Levels.

Warning
Take Action!
A warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely. A warning means weather conditions pose a threat to life or property. People in the path of the storm need to take protective action.
Watch
Be Prepared
A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location or timing is still uncertain. It is intended to provide enough lead-time so those who need to set their plans in motion can do so. A watch means that hazardous weather is possible. People should have a plan of action in case a storm threatens and they should listen for later information and possible warnings especially when planning travel or outdoor activities.
Advisory
Be Aware
An advisory is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely. Advisories are for less serious conditions than warnings, that cause significant inconvenience and if caution is not exercised, could lead to situations that may threaten life or property.

College Schedule changes

In cases of hazardous weather, it is possible that the College schedule will change: one or more campuses may open late, classes may be canceled, staff offices may be closed, or evening classes may be let out early. Only the President of the College or Designee can close the College.

Morning

If serious overnight storms cause a change in the College schedule, the information hotline will provide periodic updates beginning at 5:00 a.m. call information hotline 801-957-4636(info) Information may also be broadcast on local TV and radio stations.

Evening

Changes to evening class schedules will be available on the information hotline and other emergency notification methods. When severe storms begin in the evening hours, classes in session will be contacted and informed about early closings.