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UMD ALERT - Tornado Warning Cancelled

UMD ALERT - Tornado Warning Cancelled

The Tornado Warning that was issued by AccuWeather is now cancelled as of 6:00 PM. The rotation has shifted to the north. Please continue to remain vigilant as storms will remain in our area throughout the evening.

 

IF WALKING OUTSIDE:

* Go to the nearest building and proceed to the basement of the building. If there is no basement, go to the lowest level of the building. 


IF INSIDE A RESIDENCE HALL OR HOUSE:


*Go to the basement, safe room, or any lowest level interior room away from windows.


* Protect yourself from flying debris with a mattress and thick blanket, if available.


IF INSIDE A BUILDING:


*If you have a tornado drill in place for your building, proceed to your tornado shelter location quickly and calmly.


*If not, go to the  basement, safe room, or any lowest level interior room in the building. Stay away from windows and protect yourself from flying debris with a   mattress and thick blanket, if available.


* Do not go to large rooms such as a cafeteria, a gym, or auditoriums.



IF IN A CONSTRUCTION TRAILER:


* Abandon it immediately. Even weak tornadoes can cause major damage to trailers.


* Go to the nearest building and proceed to the basement of the building. If there is no basement, go to the lowest level. Stay away from windows.


DRIVING A VEHICLE:

* Do not drive into or near a tornado


* Do not attempt to outrun a tornado, they can change direction and speed quickly.


* Go into a building and go to the basement or the lowest level.


* Do not seek shelter under an overpass or underpass


* If no building is available, either get down in your car and cover your head, or abandon your car and seek shelter in a low-lying area such as a ditch or ravine.




Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police
Emergency Number -  301-405-3333 / #3333 from a mobile phone / 911
Non-Emergency Number - 301-405-3555

UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)
umpdnews.umd.edu/umdguardian
  
Prince George's County Police
911 from mobile phone
Non-Emergency Number - 301-352-1200 

UMD Police Walking Escort/Non-Emergency:
301-405-3555

NITE Ride
301-314-6483
http://www.transportation.umd.edu/niteride.html

Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)
301-314-4357
http://helpcenterumd.org

Counseling Center
301-314-7651
http://counseling.umd.edu/

CARE (Confidential Services for Sexual Assault/Harassment/Rape)
301-741-3442
http://www.health.umd.edu/care

Health Center
301-314-8180
http://www.health.umd.edu/

Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct (Title IX)
TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu
ocrsm.umd.edu


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