Missouri State University

Severe Weather Plan

Purpose

To provide faculty, staff, and students with guidance on the procedures to be followed when notified of a TORNADO/SEVERE WEATHER WATCH or WARNING originating from the National Weather Service.

Goal

To minimize personal injury, loss of life and property damage through proactive measures.

Responsibility

Senior administrators (i.e. deans, directors, and department heads) will ensure that all employees within their areas of responsibility read and receive direction to comply with this plan.

NOTE: Particular attention must be given to both new and temporary employees (e.g. seasonal workers, per course instructors, etc) to insure that they are instructed by the responsible department. At the time of employment, each temporary employee will be instructed to contact the Building Coordinator in each building where they may be located, and obtain the locations of the designated shelter areas.