All Missouri State University campuses will participate in the forthcoming Annual Statewide Severe Weather Exercise for the State of Missouri on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. In case of actual inclement weather on that date, the exercise will be postponed to Thursday, March 7th at 1:30 p.m.
This year, the Springfield campus will NOT have an evening exercise.
As in the past, all departments and residence halls are requested and strongly encouraged to participate and follow the prescribed Academic and Residence Life
Emergency Procedures for the respective building
To provide the least amount of disruption, we suggest that critical events such as tests and exams be scheduled around these particular dates and times. Classes and other events will resume immediately afterward. The exercise should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. Specific questions about your building should be directed to that building coordinator. For classes or labs that cannot be interrupted to participate in the drill, we ask instructors to pause at 1:30 p.m. when the exercise begins and review the class through the procedures they are to follow in the event of an actual tornado. Resume normal class activities following that verbal review.
Information on the drill and recommended Tornado Safety Rules can be found on the National Weather Service website http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lsx/?n=severeweek. Additional information on local and campus responses to a tornado warning, including shelter locations for Springfield Campus buildings, and specific directions on what to do during the drill or an actual tornado, can be found on the Safety and Transportation website http://www.missouristate.edu/safetran/7600.htm.
This year, the exercise evaluation form will be made available on the Safety & Transportation website immediately following the exercise at the following link http://www.missouristate.edu/safetran/ .
Additional information and reminders on the Annual Statewide Exercise will be sent to key personnel as it becomes available. As part of this year’s exercise, we plan to activate the Missouri State Alert System. We also have a PowerPoint available on the Safety and Transportation website for departments wishing to address some of the most frequently asked questions on the severe weather exercises.