Missouri State University will participate in the Annual Statewide Severe Weather Exercise for the State of Missouri on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. beginning with the sounding of City and University storm sirens. (Backup day is Thursday, March 8th at 10:00 a.m.)
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 10:00 a.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. 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 where you work or have classes. 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 the University Emergency Manager at 417-836-8444.
During the exercise, Building Coordinators will monitor the buildings to confirm participation.