Northeastern Junior College
Safety & Security

Weather Emergencies & Natural Disasters

Weather Emergencies or Natural Disasters can happen any time, any where. Prepare for all emergencies ahead of time, learning what to know about specific events that might happen where ever you may be.

Emergencies can happen anywhere and anytime. An attitude of Situational Awareness is one of the most important tools in being prepared to react properly during an emergency.

You play an important role in not only your Safety & Security, but for those you interact with on a daily basis. Contact Campus & Security for more information and training resources at 970-521-6683. Always call 911 as soon as possible in any Emergency.

During any type of emergency, the NJC community will initially receive information via the Emergency Notification System, as well as the colleges social media sites, the website news feed and news outlets. All students, faculty and staff are advised to sign up for emergency notifications and to download the NJC Alert Mobile app which has many resources available at the touch of a button. Emergency Notification updates will be send via the app as well.

Sign up for Emergency Alerts

Mobile Alerts

Weather Emergencies or Natural Disasters can happen any time, any where. Prepare for all emergencies ahead of time, learning what to know about specific events that might happen where ever you may be, on campus, in the mountains or even the desert.

Tornado Watches and Warnings

Tornado Watches are issued by the National Weather Service when conditions are favorable for tornadoes to form. Watches are meant to alert you to stay aware of the weather conditions until the watch expires.

Tornado Warnings are issued when a tornado has been sighted or radar indicates rotation in the clouds. If a Tornado Warning is issued, take these steps:

  • Move quickly to lowest possible level, interior space such as hallways, basements, or restrooms that are not next to exterior walls. Look for strong structural supports, support walls,
  • Get low, even under items that can give you cover
  • Cover back of head
  • Monitor emergency notifications and local news
  • Stay in your shelter until the warning expires
  • Faculty and staff are responsible for identifying and escorting individuals with mobility impairments or physical disabilities located in their offices/facilities or classrooms to safety in a tornado shelter in the event of a tornado warning.
  • The elevators may be used to transport individuals with mobility impairments or physical disabilities and their escorts to tornado shelters. Visually impaired and hearing impaired individuals may be escorted down the stairs to tornado shelters but may require assistance in moving in crowded staircases and in finding the tornado shelter.

    In the event of a power failure, individuals who are unable to use the stairs and their escorts should move to an interior location without windows and call 911 and report their location.

Tornado Safety

Be alert to weather conditions and for announcements via the Emergency Notification System. Logan County also will notify the public through the use of tornado sirens.

Thunderstorms and Lightning

When thunderstorms develop, when you hear thunder and/or see lightning, get away from water and open areas where you are an only target such as golf courses or mountain tops. Never shelter under a tall, isolated tree. Find shelter in substantial building or vehicles and stay inside for 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder.

LIghtning Safety Thunderstorm Safety

Flash Floods

"Turn around, Don't Drown!" Never try to cross a flooded roadway, find a different route to higher ground, and obey evacuation orders.

Flood Safety

Earthquakes

Winter Weather / Hypothermia

Winter Safety Cold Safety