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Tornado Procedure

What You Should Do

  • Follow all emergency alerts issued by Tulane.
  • Move to the ground floor or basement of the building you are in. Do not use elevators to descend to the ground floor or basement.
  • If you are outside, seek shelter in the nearest building and move as close to the center of the building as possible.
  • Stay away from windows and doors with glass panes and sit or crouch in an inner hallway or room.
  • 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.
    • TUPD Emergency Numbers are:
      • Tulane Uptown Campus Police emergency: 504-865-5911
      • Tulane Downtown Campus Police emergency: 504-988-5555
      • Tulane National Primate Center Police emergency:  985-871-6411
      • Other Campuses: Call 911
  • After the tornado, follow all instructions from emergency personnel to avoid damaged areas.

What Will Happen

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