The Gustavian Weekly

Campus Safety Report (4/26/13)

By The Weekly Staff | April 26, 2013 | Campus safety report

Monday, April 15

• Campus Safety responded to an electrical fire in a college-owned vehicle.

Wednesday, April 17

• A student while in Bjorling parking lot was cited by Campus Safety for a drug/narcotic violation, driving under the influence, failure to comply with a College official, and simple assault.

Tip of the Week:  

Severe Weather

In Minnesota, severe weather takes different forms depending on the season. In late spring through fall, severe weather can include thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail, and straight-line winds.

Severe Weather WATCH: Conditions are right for severe weather to occur.

Severe Weather WARNING:  Severe weather has been confirmed and is moving in a direction that jeopardizes the local area. GO TO SAFETY IMMEDIATELY!

Straight Line Winds: Tornado strength winds that do not rotate but blow in straight lines.

Severe Thunderstorms:  Rainstorms that include thunder and lightning, as well as possibility of various sizes of hail.

Tornado: Conditions are right for a tornado when a hot humid air mass collides with a cold air mass. Wind speeds of a tornado can reach 200 MPH.

Severe Weather Response

Be aware of your location and the location of the storm shelter in the building you are in.

If a Severe Weather Watch is Issued:

•  Listen to local radio and TV stations for further updates.

•  Be alert to changing weather conditions.

If a Severe Weather Warning is Issued:

•  If you are inside, go to the safe place in the building.

•  If you are outside, hurry to the basement of a nearby sturdy building or lie flat in a ditch or low-lying area.

•  If you are in a motor vehicle, get out immediately and head for safety.

Check your building for shelter location information, or the Campus Safety web page:

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