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Weather Emergency

Weather emergency announcements are given over the building PA systems.

When possible, severe weather forecast information is sent out campus wide via e-mail by LCC Police.

A winter storm watch is a forecast of hazardous winter weather due to various elements such as heavy snow (7 or more inches during a 24 hour period), sleet, or ice accumulation from freezing rain. A watch is a long range prediction. They are generally issued by the National Weather Service at least 12 hours before hazardous weather is expected to begin.

A winter storm warning means hazardous winter weather is imminent, and there is a good possibility of heavy snow (7 or more inches during a 24-hour period), sleet, or ice accumulation from freezing rain. Should the College close due to severe winter weather, the closing announcement is disseminated by e-mail and building PA systems during operational hours, as well as local radio and television stations.

A severe thunderstorm watch is a forecast of the possibility of severe thunderstorms developing in a large geographic area. You should continue normal activities, but stay alert for sudden changes in weather conditions. If possible, monitor local radio stations.

A severe thunderstorm warning means a severe thunderstorm has been sighted and may be approaching the area. During a severe thunderstorm warning, stay inside buildings. Be alert for changes in weather conditions, and be prepared to seek shelter in the event of a tornado warning.

A tornado watch is a forecast of the possibility of tornados developing in a large geographic area. You should continue normal activities, but stay alert for sudden severe changes in weather conditions. If possible, monitor local radio stations.

A tornado warning means a tornado has been sighted and may be approaching the area. A warning is an emergency situation, requiring persons in the affected area to seek immediate shelter.

In the event a tornado warning is issued:

  • Immediately go to the nearest emergency shelter area. All shelter areas on campus are marked on Emergency Evacuation and Shelter maps located in the classrooms and hallways of campus buildings.
  • Stay together as a group.
  • Remain calm and walk - do not run.
  • Faculty - be prepared to account for your students. Notify LCC Police (dial 911) of any persons with disabilities requiring assistance. If possible, have someone stay behind with persons with disabilities until emergency personnel arrive.
  • Stay in the shelter area until an "All Clear" is given.

Emergency Management & Safety Services at Lansing Community College

Emergency Management and Safety Services
AOF Bldg, Room 202
Phone: (517) 267-5488
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