Current Weather Alerts
...STRONG THUNDERSTORM MAY PRODUCE WIND GUSTS TO 50 MPH... AT 1256 AM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER GRIMES...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH. WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... DES MOINES...WEST DES MOINES...ANKENY...URBANDALE...JOHNSTON...
Areas affected: Dallas; Jasper; Polk; Story
Severe weather poses one of the most likely risks of serious injury and property damage on campus. Whatever the season, Iowa sunshine occasionally gives way to severe weather conditions. The best way to stay safe is to know what's going on outside and what you can do in the event of a flood, blizzard, thunderstorm, tornado or extreme heat, or cold. These tips and resources should help you do just that.
Safety info, by building
Check buildings you work in or frequent on the EH&S Building Information website. Look for building emergency maps and particularly, where to take shelter from severe weather.
- Be aware of weather conditions at all times, especially if severe weather is predicted
- Sign up for an email or text alert from local news organizations
- Download a weather app for smart phones or mobile devices (many are free)
- If you receive a severe weather message, spread the word to your co-workers and family members, especially those who work outside