Missouri State University will participate in the Annual Statewide Severe Weather Exercise for the State of Missouri on Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. beginning with the sounding of City and University storm sirens.
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.
The Severe Weather Warning sirens are tested once each month along with the City of Springfield in cooperation with the Greene County Emergency Management Office.This exercise is normally conducted on the second Wednesday of each month unless it is cancelled due to inclement weather; then the exercise is postponed to the following Wednesday.
The State of Missouri conducts an annual statewide severe weather exercise in March.The exercise date will be announced by the State Emergency Management Agency in Jefferson City, MO near mid February.All Missouri State University campuses participate in this exercise. In preparation of these annual drills the Department of Safety and Transportation encourages all members of the campus community to review the Emergency Response Plan for specific instructions on what you should do. You should also be familiar with the Shelter Locations for the campus buildings that you are commonly in. It is important to stay up to date on what to do as these types of situations develop quickly and often have minimal advance warning. For additional information please contact our office at 417-836-5509.
During the exercise, Building Coordinators will monitor the buildings to confirm participation.