UMD Alert


UMD ALERT - Tornado Warning

UMD ALERT - Tornado Warning

The Tornado Warning has been issued for the UMD campus. The sirens have been activated. Seek shelter immediately, avoid windows. We will continue to provide additional information when it becomes available. Seek shelter immediately.

 

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