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A tornado warning is an alert from the National Weather Service stating that a tornado has been sighted. In case of a tornado warning, the County Emergency Alert System will be activated, meaning an alert will be broadcast over all local television and radio stations with information and instructions. Additionally, emergency vehicles will broadcast warnings over their public address systems in affected areas. John Carroll police dispatch monitors a weather information network, and will receive the same National Weather Service Information.

What you should do

  1. Move to the basement or ground floor center hall of the building you are in, close office doors as you leave.
  2. Do not use elevators.
  3. Stay away from windows and doors with glass panes.
  4. Sit or crouch in an inner hall or room.
  5. Do not leave the tornado safety area until given the all clear from emergency personnel.

What will happen

  1. University officials will send a broadcast message to the campus through JCUAlert, email, and website posting with information and instructions.
  2. University Heights police and John Carroll police will patrol the area, broadcasting warnings on their vehicle P/A systems.
  3. Dispatchers and police officers will monitor the situation with the National Weather Service and local authorities.
  4. Once the tornado threat has passed, building occupants will be notified via JCUAlert, email, website, and in person with instructions.

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Important Phone Numbers

  • Emergency: 911
  • Dispatch: 216.397.1234
  • JCUEMS Dispatch: 216.397.1234
  • JCUPD Main Office: 216.397.1615
  • JCUPD Chief: 216.397.1974
  • JCUPD Sergeant: 216.397.4401
  • Tip Line: 216.397.1515