RAIDS OR DISTURBANCES In the event of a raid or other disturbance, students should go directly to their rooms, lock doors and windows, lower blinds, turn out the light, and not shout from the windows or doors. TORNADO PREPAREDNESS PLAN
A tornado preparedness plan to help assure the safety of Delta State students and faculty members when there is a threat of tornadoes or severe weather in the area has been mapped out by college officials. A tornado or severe thunderstorm WARNING is issued when a tornado or severe thunderstorm has been sighted and is approaching our area. University officials remind students of the following general safety precautions in the event of a tornado:
If in a home or building, windows should be closed. Upon receipt of a WATCH (conditions are such that tornadoes are likely) notification, the DSU Police Department will maintain contact with Civil Defense until the danger has passed or a WARNING notification is received.
If a WARNING is received, two separate plans of action have been outlined, one for daytime hours and one for night.
Upon receipt of a tornado or severe weather WARNING during the evening and night hours, the Vice-President for Student Affairs will be notified immediately. He will notify residence hall directors who will advise students to go to pre-arranged areas.
If necessary, buildings designated as fallout shelters by Civil Defense will be opened to offer as much protection as is available in the event of severe weather.
A Police car will circle the campus blowing the siren and notify persons attending any meeting on the campus.
A siren warning will be sounded by the City of Cleveland EOC, Emergency Operations Center. In addition, DSU Police cars will be driving through the residence hall and apartment areas and any other area crowds may be gathered or students are on the streets blowing the sirens.
FIRE ESCAPE PLANS
The fire escape plan for student residence halls will be discussed at the hall meetings held at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. Students should familiarize themselves with the recommended possible escape routes posted on each hall.
If the fire alarm sounds, students MUST immediately exit the residence halls. DO NOT TAMPER WITH THE FIRE ALARM CONTROL PANEL, HALL BOXES, PULL STATIONS, SMOKE DETECTORS, OR ELECTRICAL CONDUIT - DSU POLICE, HALL DIRECTORS, ASSISTANT HALL DIRECTORS, RA’S, and DESIGNATED CAMPUS PERSONNEL ARE THE ONLY AUTHORIZED PERSONS TO SILENCE THE SYSTEM. You must remain outside until an authorized individual gives you permission to return to the building.
ANYONE FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THIS PLAN OR ANYONE CHARGED AND CONVICTED OF TAMPERING WITH THE FIRE ALARM IN ANY WAY WILL FACE EXPULSION FROM THE RESIDENCE HALL AND POSSIBLE DISMISSAL FROM THE UNIVERSITY.
When you feel an earthquake, DUCK under a desk or sturdy table. Stay away from windows, bookcases, file cabinets, heavy mirrors, hanging plants and other heavy objects that could fall. Watch out for falling plaster or ceiling tiles. Stay under COVER until the shaking stops. HOLD onto the desk or table. If it moves, move with it. Here are some additional tips for specific locations.
AFTER AN EARTHQUAKE, BE PREPARED FOR AFTERSHOCKS, AND PLAN WHERE YOU WILL TAKE COVER WHEN THEY OCCUR.
DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY POLICE AND OTHER STAFF WILL IMMEDIATELY ASSIST YOU AFTER THE TREMOR.
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