6/01/2012

F&M ALERT: Tornado warning expires; severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect

The tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service for Lancaster County has expired, although a severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. The National Weather Service expects thunderstorms of varying intensity to continue through the night.

A "severe thunderstorm warning" means that severe weather is imminent and you should take immediate action to discontinue outdoor activities and move into a building. The Department of Public Safety is advising members of the Franklin & Marshall campus community and visitors to remain inside, to continue to monitor weather for further developments, and be prepared to take cover quickly should conditions deteriorate.

The outdoor activities planned as part of the Reunion activities for alumni and visitors on campus the evening of June 1 have been moved inside:

  • The 6 p.m. All Class Dinner has been moved into the Ben Franklin Dining Hall.
  • The 9 p.m. Reunion Class Social for the Class of 1982 has been moved into the Atrium of Steinman College Center.

The National Weather Service will make additional announcements if the storm warning is extended, canceled or expired. Franklin & Marshall College officials will provide updated information via the College's homepage and via email through the Franklin & Marshall Emergency Alert (FMEA) system in the event that conditions again become severe or unsafe in the immediate area.

For updates, check email and the Franklin & Marshall College website.

Guidelines for seeking shelter and protection during severe storms are available on the College's Emergency Preparation Guidelines page.

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