The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for several areas in Central Pennsylvania, including Lancaster County, until 4:45 p.m. Friday, June 1.
A "tornado warning" means that a tornado has either been confirmed on the ground or detected on radar, and you should take immediate action to take cover. You should stay away from windows as well as doors and walls that face the building's exterior. Members of the Franklin & Marshall campus community and visitors to campus should be prepared to take cover quickly should a tornado develop in the immediate area.
The National Weather Service will make additional announcements when the tornado warning is extended, canceled or expired. Franklin & Marshall College officials will provided updated information via the College's homepage and via text and email through the Franklin & Marshall Emergency Alert (FMEA) system.
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 Department of Public Safety is advising all individuals on campus to seek immediate shelter. Emergency locations for shelter on campus include:
If you cannot get to these shelters and find yourself in the following locations, go to the safe areas indicated within these buildings:
The following actions should help protect you in the unlikely event that a tornado strikes:
If you are in a building:
If you are outdoors:
Additional guidelines are available on the College's Emergency Preparation Guidelines.