Tornado Preparedness Drill Set for March 16

Tornado Preparedness Drill Set for March 16

Creighton University must be prepared for a variety of emergency situations and exercising a test is essential to effective crisis planning.  With the threat of severe weather increasing over the spring and summer months, the campus will hold a tornado drill in conjunction with the National Weather Service’s Severe Weather Awareness Week.

On Wednesday, March 16 at 10:10 a.m., Douglas County sirens will sound across the city and a test CUAlert will be issued to communicate a tornado warning situation.   Students, faculty and staff will be asked to take appropriate action, including going to the nearest shelter area.

  • Know the designated shelter areas for the buildings you frequent. Visit http://www.creighton.edu/adminfinance/publicsafety/stormshelters/ for a list of tornado shelters.
  • Remember, even if sirens are sounded, you may not hear them.

We anticipate the entire exercise will last about 10 minutes. The hospital, medical and dental clinics will not participate in the test as they already have their own emergency drills in place.

A tornado preparedness fact sheet is available on the emergency preparedness site and information on what to do if such an incident occurs. Creighton community members are also reminded to sign up for CUAlert, our emergency notification system, at http://www.creighton.edu/cualert/.