The U.S. Weather Service reports the movement of severe weather that may present a threat to metropolitan areas. Severe weather includes but is not limited to thunderstorms, tornados, windstorms, snowstorms, etc. If a tornado warning has been issued by the weather service, a tornado siren may be sounded in your area to notify you that a tornado warning is in effect.
If an alert for severe weather is announced by the U.S. Weather Service:
- The Emergency Response Team should move all occupants away from the perimeter of the building instructing tenants to close perimeter doors when exiting.
- If time permits, close all drapes and blinds.
- Take cover in core areas of the building such as interior offices, hallways, corridors, or restrooms away from glass doors and windows.
- When the all clear is announced, the Emergency Response Team will direct employees to return to regularly scheduled duties
- Call 911 and notify the Customer Service Center of injuries.
- Report any damage such as broken windows, leaks, or fire to the Customer Service Center.
- Tenants should maintain an inventory of first aid and emergency supplies. See the Medical Emergencies.