Weather Emergencies/Natural Disasters
Tornado Watches and Warnings are issued by the National Weather Service when the probability exists that a significant threat could develop over a wide area. Warnings are issued for much smaller areas and periods of time than Watches.
Tornado Watch means that conditions are favorable for tornadoes to form. Be alert to weather conditions and... more...
"When thunder roars - get indoors"
NO PLACE OUTSIDE IS SAFE NEAR A THUNDERSTORM! When you hear thunder, go inside a substantial building or a vehicle with a metal roof and metal sides and stay inside for 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder. If you are caught outside, avoid open areas and never stand under a tall, isolated tree. Learn more at www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov
"Turn around, don't drown"
Monitor local radio and television (including NOAA Weather Radio), internet and social media for information and updates.
Get to Higher Ground
Get out of areas subject to flooding and get to higher ground immediately.
Obey Evacuation Orders
If told to evacuate, do so immediately. Be sure to...
"Drop, Cover and Hold On"
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is in a moderate earthquake hazard zone. Earthquakes are unpredictable and may strike without warning. Earthquake injuries usually result from falling debris. Disruption of communication lines, light and power lines, and sewer and water mains can be expected.
During An Earthquake
If you are inside a building:
- Stay where you are until...