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Know Your Tornado Terms

Tornado Watch
Tornadoes are possible. Remain alert for approaching storms. Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.

Tornado Warning
A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Take shelter immediately.

Go to a pre-designated shelter area such as a safe room, basement, storm cellar, or the lowest building level. If not sufficient time to get to lower basement in complex (storage), go to the center of an interior room on the lowest level (closet, interior hallway) away from corners, windows, doors, and outside walls. Put as many walls as possible between you and the outside. Get under a sturdy table and use your arms to protect your head and neck. Do not open windows.

What to do Before a Tornado
Be alert to changing weather conditions.

~Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or to commercial radio or television newscasts for the latest information.
~Look for approaching storms
~Look for the following danger signs:
~Dark, often greenish sky
~Large hail
~A large, dark, low-lying cloud (particularly if rotating)
~Loud roar, similar to a freight train.
If you see approaching storms or any of the danger signs, be prepared to take shelter immediately.

House Manager will preform a safety audit with members of chapter and report this to our AVC and college officials at least once a semester.

Emergency Assistance

We believe brotherhood is built on trust, support, and care for another needing assistance. Our Alumni Volunteer Corporation, Faculty Advisor, District Governor, and most importantly, Sigma Phi Epsilon recognizes the importance to the safety of our brothers and their guests of our house. We all know, chapter emergencies can happen.

ALWAYS error on the side of caution - In order to help someone, you must:

REMAIN CALM and CALL FOR HELP.

ALWAYS stay on the phone until the person answering the call ends the conversation.

Alerting college security not only is this recommended but provides very critical aid and assistance.  An ambulance (request) call may supersede in a dire emergency. Contacting MC Security will aid YOU in providing valuable direction and assistance with emergency responders on arrival.

In the event of a medical emergency:
Do not move the injured person unless there is danger of further harm.
If you suspect a head or spinal injury, DO NOT MOVE the victim unless there is an immediate life-threatening emergency.
Keep the injured person warm.
Do not exceed your training or knowledge when attempting to render first aid.