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Tornado Siren Test on March 1 at 10:07 am

The tornado sirens in and around Wilmore will sound as part of a statewide test of the early warning system on Thursday, March 1 at 10:07 a.m. This is only a test of the system, and no action is needed on anyone’s part on campus.

Asbury Seminary will be participating in a statewide tornado drill, March 1 at 10:07 a.m. As spring approaches, we encourage you to stay weather-aware and know what to do and where to go in the event of a tornado watch or warning.

Shelter areas are located in buildings throughout campus. Locate the one nearest you in the event of a tornado.

To stay weather aware:

  1. Know the difference between a tornado watch and tornado warning.
    1. A tornado WATCH is when weather conditions are favorable for tornadoes. Prepare for severe weather and stay tuned to tornado warnings.
    2. A tornado WARNING is when a tornado has been reported and action must be taken immediately to find safe shelter.
  2. Sign up for Asbury Seminary weather alerts (EARS) and ensure you are receiving notifications, as well as a weather app, such as WeatherBug.
  3. Know the safest place to shelter in your home and most often-occupied buildings.
  4. Watch for tornado danger signs which consist of dark, greenish clouds, cloud of debris, large hail, funnel cloud and/or roaring noise.

During a tornado warning:

  1. Go to a safe place: find the lowest point possible of a sturdy building, away from exterior windows and doors and put as many walls as possible between you and the outside. Severe weather shelters or basements are ideal.
  2. Protect yourself from falling debris, especially your head and neck — use your arms, books, pillows, towels, helmets or a mattress.
  3. Do not use elevators, electrical equipment or telephones.
  4. Await instructions from emergency management officials.

Dont’s during and after a tornado:

  1. Do not open windows.
  2. Do not get under an overpass or bridge.
  3. Do not touch downed power lines or objects in contact with downed lines.
  4. Do not use candles, use battery-powered lanterns instead.
  5. Do not use generators, pressure washers, drills, camp stoves or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside a building or near an open window, door or vent for risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  6. Do not come into contact with electrical equipment or cords. Power surges from lightning can cause serious damage.
  7. Do not come into contact with plumbing of any kind as it can conduct electricity.
  8. Do not contact anything with metal, such as tractors, farm equipment, golf carts or bicycles.