Emergency Management & Preparedness


Even though it is July, tornado weather is in full swing. Just a reminder - the Kansas City campus locations (main campus, CRC, etc.) utilize a service called AccuWeather Skyguard. This service specifically looks at our campuses for tornadic conditions. This service ensures we do not have to move patients more than necessary, so even if you receive a National Weather Service (NWS) warning on campus, it does not mean shelter (on campus ONLY). If and when our dispatch receives an AccuWeather tornado warning - we will send out the University emergency communications and that is your time to MOVE! Read more about AccuWeather here

Remember to check out some of the other resources below. If you have questions or concerns, contact University Emergency Management at 

  • Review your tornado response procedures, click here
  • Read more about Kansas weather awareness week, the history of Kansas weather, and how you can prepare by clicking here.
  • Reminder - Alertus should only sound (or pop up) for tornado warnings, not watches.
  • NWS warnings will not trigger Alertus or RAVE...only tornadoes that could affect campus will trigger our emergency communications. If you shelter on campus during NWS warnings - great job! However, our policy is to shelter when AccuWeather deems the weather a threat to our campus.

A future event to add to you calendars: September 24th - Dykes Library will be closed for a full scale Active Shooter exercise. All of campus will be involved in the drill, as the campus will be locked down. 



Last modified: Jul 07, 2015
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Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding Emergency Management, contact:

Kelly Dunn, Emergency Management coordinator