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Natural Disasters


  1. Seek shelter inside.
  2. Move to lowest level of the building. If any underground shelter is not available, move to an interior room or hallway on the lowest floor and get under a sturdy piece of furniture. Avoid places with wide-span roofs such as auditoriums, cafeterias, large hallways, or shopping malls.
  3. Stay away from windows.

If outdoors:

  1. If shelter is not available, or there is no time to get indoors, lie in a ditch or low-lying area or crouch near a building.
  2. After tornado passes, remain alert for signs of additional tornadoes and/or flash flooding.


  1. Do not enter any flooded area, e.g., basement, first floor, vaulted area, etc.
  2. If the flooding is on campus and is minor, call Facilities Management at 847-491-5201 to report the location and nature of leak.


  1. Take cover under a desk or table, protecting as much of your body as possible, especially your head and neck.
  2. Stay away from windows and objects that may fall.
  3. Do not run outside.
  4. If outdoors, stay in an open area.
  5. After shaking stops, evacuate to your designated evacuation area.