Sheltering from severe weather is typically thought of for Tornadoes. However, severe thunderstorms can produce extremely high winds, heavy rains and lightning, all of which can be hazardous or even fatal if precautions are not taken. The MSU building Emergency Action Plans have pre-identified Weather Shelter locations. These are shaded in Yellow on the posted building emergency guidelines. If you cannot locate a posted guideline, seek shelter in an area that is as removed from windows as possible. You should become familiar with these locations and be prepared to move to shelter if a warning is issued.
Tornado, Weather Shelter Inside
Monitor weather watches and warnings.
Warnings will be issued via Media (Radio/TV), outdoor sirens, NOAA weather radios.
Move to a designated shelter when warnings are sounded.
Avoid windows and exposed staircases.
Avoid large expanse roofs and ceiling areas.
Stay in shelter and monitor media/NOAA radio for an all clear.
Tornado, Weather Shelter, Outside
Be alert for severe weather, visual observations of lightning, thunder, fast moving or circulating cloud formations, Tornado Sirens, Media reports.
Seek shelter in substantial buildings.
If unable to shelter, avoid trees, power lines, other metal elevated objects.
Seek a ditch or other low point to shelter in, assume a tucked position.