A tornado is a rotating column of air extending from the base of a thunderstorm down to the ground. Tornadoes are capable of completely destroying well-made structures, uprooting trees, and hurling objects through the air like deadly missiles. Tornadoes can occur at any time of day or night and at any time of the year. 


What Will Happen:

  1. Prior to the tornado, the Tulane emergency alert system will be activated with information and instructions.
  2. Tulane emergency personnel will monitor the situation with weather services and local authorities. Once the threat has passed, the campus will be inspected for damage by TUPD and Campus Services respond to injuries and give the "all clear" when conditions are safe for you to resume normal activity.

What You Should Do:

  1. Follow all emergency alerts issued by Tulane.
  2. Move to the ground floor or basement of the building you are in. If you are outside, seek shelter in the nearest building and move as close to the center of the building as possible.
  3. Stay away fro mthe windows and doors with glass panes and sit or crouch in an inner hallway or room.
  4. Do not leave your safe position until the "all clear" is given by emergency personnel or via the emergency alert system. Report any injuries or building damage immediately to TUPD. 
  5. After the tornado, follow all instructions from emergency personnel to avoid damaged areas.