Samford University Emergency Alerts

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Campus Watch, March 19, 2018, 2 p.m.

The National Weather Service anticipates severe weather in the Birmingham area this evening. The severe weather is expected around 7 p.m. and will be out of our area by 10 p.m., but these times could fluctuate as the day progresses. Isolated storms could move through as early as PM. NWS is forecasting strong tornados, tennis ball size hail, and possible winds up to 70 mph. We anticipate that they will issue a severe weather watch later today.

Be prepared for potential bad weather. Know the safe place in the building (lowest level, away from windows, in small areas like closets or bathrooms) where you likely will be during the severe weather and have your safety kit ready (helmet, whistle, flashlight, etc.). Jefferson County will activate the emergency sirens in the event of a tornado anywhere in the county, if you hear these, take shelter. Stay tuned to your weather sources today. Go to AlertSamford to review safety procedures in the event of severe weather.

As of now, we expect normal campus operations. But, we will continue to monitor the weather situation and update the campus as appropriate.

Emergency Plan

The safety and well-being of our students is one of our highest priorities at Samford University. While we hope that our emergency plans will not have to be put into action, Samford has a comprehensive emergency plan in place to deal with any crisis that may occur on campus.

In the event of severe weather or other emergency situations on campus, Samford will communicate with students, faculty and staff via multiple methods, including:

  • RAVE Alerts, which can simultaneously deploy text messages, emails and phone calls to your cell phone, office phone and home phone
  • Emails sent campus-wide
  • The Samford University homepage
  • Digital signage across campus
  • Social media, including Facebook and Twitter