Finding Shelter from the Storm

2 Finding Shelter Where is the right place? Every building on campus should have a designated area to provide shelter from severe weather. Although few buildings have certified tornado shelters, there are many spaces in buildings that provide protection from severe weather including tornados. The key is to find a location without exterior doors or windows, preferably on the lowest level of your building. The space must be accessible at all times. Buildings that need help to identify suitable spaces may contact EH&S. What makes a good shelter? • basement • interior hallway • interior office or laboratory • restroom • stairwell (interior preferred) • closet