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Potential severe weather

Sam Jones, chair of the W&M Emergency Managment Team, sent the following message to the campus community April 5, 2017 - Ed.

Dear William & Mary Community -

The National Weather Service is predicting severe weather for the Williamsburg area tonight and tomorrow in the form of strong thunderstorms, wind and the potential for tornados. Forecasters are saying the strongest threat in Williamsburg will be 7 to 11 a.m. Thursday.

Should tornado watches or warnings be issued, those notifications will be communicated to the campus community through RAVE. This system sends messages via phone, email ("TribeAlerts"), text and, for the most urgent situations, through the emergency sirens on campus and Alertus on your computer.

In the event of a tornado warning, please remain in a safe shelter until the all clear is sent through the mass notification system. Additional information about watches, warnings and general tornado safety is available at this website,

With the strong winds predicted, there is potential for downed trees and wires. Please stay away from downed wires and report any downed trees or wires to WMPD (x14596).

Sam Jones, Chair
W&M Emergency Management Team