Weather conditions are favorable for severe storms and natural disasters including floods, hurricanes and earthquakes.
Steps of Action:
- Regular work scheduling may be suspended. Advance preparation enables the UGA Tifton Campus and USDA-ARS to cope with such situations.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.