OSU-CHS rarely closes. OSU-CHS officials monitor weather conditions and take action accordingly when severe weather is indicated. For information regarding OSU-CHS policies for reporting campus closings due to severe weather, visit the OSU-CHS weather information page.
The following information is offered as a guideline to help determine what action to take in the event of severe weather.
The tornado take cover signal is a three- to five-minute steady blast from the large sirens located near campus. If the sirens sound again, it is further warning - not an all clear signal.
Stay away from windows and exterior doors, crouch down against a wall and protect your head with your arms. If you are caught outside of a building or in a car, lie flat on the ground, face down, preferably in a ditch or depression, but be alert for flash floods. It is generally too risky to go to another building once tornado sirens have sounded, so be aware of storm shelter locations.
In the event of a tornado warning, seek shelter in the following areas, unless directed otherwise:
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