William & Mary

Tornado alerts

The William & Mary Emergency Management Team sent the following severe weather alerts to the campus community on Feb. 24, 2016 - Ed.

Feb. 24, 3:21 p.m.

From the William & Mary Emergency Management Team. According to the National Weather Service, the tornado warning for the Williamsburg area is over and the immediate threat has passed. Please remain alert for changing weather conditions. As always, if you hear the College's emergency siren during this period, please take shelter in the lowest level of the closest building. Tune to your local weather station for current weather conditions.

Feb. 24, 2:41 p.m.

From the William & Mary Emergency Management Team. A tornado has been sighted or is likely to occur in the Williamsburg area. Remain indoors and seek immediate shelter on the lowest level of your building. If there is no basement, go to the center of an interior room on the lowest level (closet, interior hallway) away from corners, windows, doors, and outside walls. Put as many walls as possible between you and the outside. Get under a sturdy table and use your arms to protect your head and neck. Do not open windows. If you hear the College's emergency siren during this period, remain in place or, if you have not already done so, take immediate shelter.  For emergency medical attention call 911.

Feb. 24, 2:12 p.m.

The Williamsburg area is currently under a tornado watch. This means conditions are favorable for a tornado.  Heavy rain and high winds are also in the forecast.   If you hear the College’s emergency siren during this period, please take shelter in the lowest level of the closest building. Tune to your local weather station for current weather conditions.