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Severe Storms

Definition:

Weather conditions are favorable for severe storms and natural disasters including floods, hurricanes and earthquakes.

Steps of Action:

  1. Regular work scheduling may be suspended. Advance preparation enables the UGA Tifton Campus and USDA-ARS to cope with such situations.
  2. The first condition for making a decision to suspend operations is safety. Final decisions for closing the campus will be made by the Assistant Dean and the USDA-ARS Administrative Office. They are in contact with the U.S. Weather Bureau, the Police Department, Civil Defense, the Georgia State Patrol and others who monitor reports of existing weather hazards.
  3. When severe weather watches are announced, immediate emergency procedures need to be followed to vacate the premises for safety of the employees. Phone trees should be available.
  4. Closure notices will be reported on local radio and television stations for faculty, staff and students. Closure notices will also be posted on the Tifton Campus website.