Weather emergency announcements are given over the building PA systems.
When possible, severe weather forecast information is sent out campus wide via email by LCC EMSS.
A winter storm watch is a forecast of hazardous winter weather due to various elements such as heavy snow (7 or more inches during a 24 hour period), sleet, or ice accumulation from freezing rain. A watch is a long range prediction. They are generally issued by the National Weather Service at least 12 hours before hazardous weather is expected to begin.
A winter storm warning means hazardous winter weather is imminent, and there is a good possibility of heavy snow (7 or more inches during a 24-hour period), sleet, or ice accumulation from freezing rain. Should the College close due to severe winter weather, the closing announcement is disseminated by e-mail and building PA systems during operational hours, as well as local radio and television stations.
A severe thunderstorm watch is a forecast of the possibility of severe thunderstorms developing in a large geographic area. You should continue normal activities, but stay alert for sudden changes in weather conditions. If possible, monitor local radio stations.
A severe thunderstorm warning means a severe thunderstorm has been sighted and may be approaching the area. During a severe thunderstorm warning, stay inside buildings. Be alert for changes in weather conditions, and be prepared to seek shelter in the event of a tornado warning.
A tornado watch is a forecast of the possibility of tornados developing in a large geographic area. You should continue normal activities, but stay alert for sudden severe changes in weather conditions. If possible, monitor local radio stations.
A tornado warning means a tornado has been sighted and may be approaching the area. A warning is an emergency situation, requiring persons in the affected area to seek immediate shelter.
In the event a tornado warning is issued:
- Immediately go to the nearest emergency shelter area. All shelter areas on campus are marked on Emergency Evacuation and Shelter maps located in the classrooms and hallways of campus buildings.
- Stay together as a group.
- Remain calm and walk - do not run.
- Stay in the shelter area until an "All Clear" is given.
Emergency Management and Safety Services
AOF Bldg, Room 202
Phone: (517) 267-5488
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