In the event of a tornado, the National Weather Service will issue a tornado warning and tornado sirens will be activated.
If you are inside when a tornado warning is issued:
Move to the building’s designated shelter, usually located on the lowest level of the building, or move to a small interior room or hallway on the lowest floor and get under a sturdy piece of furniture. Put as many walls as possible between you and the outside.
Stay away from windows and do not open them.
Do not use the elevators.
Do not evacuate, unless instructed to do so. If instructed to do so, follow evacuation procedures.
If you are outside when a tornado warning is issued:
Get out of automobiles. Do not try to outrun a tornado in your car; instead, leave it immediately for safe shelter.
Lie flat in a nearby ditch or depression and cover your head with your hands.
Do not get under an overpass or bridge. You are safer in a low, flat location.
Injury - First Aid
Call the Office of Campus Safety, (816) 584-6444 (ext. 6444 from campus phones) immediately to report the location and extent of injuries.
To avoid exposure to blood and fluids, use latex gloves if possible.
If severe bleeding exists, keep the victim sitting or lying down and use direct pressure on the wound to control bleeding.
If direct pressure isn’t working, apply pressure to points between the wound and the heart, and elevate the wound to a level above the heart.
When bleeding is controlled, clean the wound and apply a dressing.
If the wound is severe or the victim has large blood loss, have the victim lie down and elevate the feet if possible.
Keep the victim covered.
For injuries involving the head and neck, keep the victim from standing or moving about.