Report an emergency.
- A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes to develop, but there is not an imminent threat. Be prepared to seek shelter.
- A Tornado Warning means a tornado has been detected and an imminent threat to life and property has developed. Seek shelter immediately.
- Know the location of your building severe weather shelter areas ahead of time. These are marked with signage.
- Monitor local weather for updates via TV/radio stations, NOAA weather radio, and or weather related websites.
- Be prepared to move to your building severe weather shelter.
- If a tornado warning affects GGC, alert others as you move to the severe weather shelter. DO NOT pull the fire alarm to alert others.
- Severe weather shelters are ideally on the lowest floor, interior hallways/ rooms, and away from windows and exterior doors.
- Be a calm, positive example for others.
- Wait for an ALL CLEAR message before departing the severe weather shelter.
- If outdoors (with no time to seek shelter indoors), shelter in a ditch or other low-lying area.
- Learn winter weather terms (watches, warnings and advisories) and what they all mean.
- Prepare for winter weather events, and put together a ready kit before winter weather strikes.
- Avoid non-essential driving, and if you have to drive, find winter weather driving tips/safety and how to pack a mobile ready kit.
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