Emergency Management & Preparedness


  • February is here - which means snow may be on its way. Make sure you sign up for RAVE to receive any University closings. Also check out our winter weather policy and snow removal tips!
  • Did you know in Kansas alone there were 40 documented tornadoes in 2014, which is actually below average for Kansas. That is why it is so important to practice what to do in a tornado before one actually occurs in Kansas City! KUMC's annual campus-wide tornado drill is scheduled for March 3rd, at 1:30 PM, in conjunction with the state's weather awareness week and state-wide drill! 
  • Here's what you can expect the day of the tornado drill:
    • If you are at your computer, you should receive an Alertus Popup message.   
    • If you are in a building, you should hear the Alertus Beacons sounding.
    • If you are outside, you should hear the county sirens sounding. 
    • If you have signed up, you should receive a Rave Text message. If you are not signed up for Rave, please go here and sign up.
    • You know where your tornado shelter is and can get there safely.
    • NEW for this year: you should hear the Alertus beacon change it's tone for an "all clear". Also, in shelter locations some buildings Alertus devices will change from red blinking lights to green in an "all clear" (note: this is not in all buildings yet). 
  • Not sure how to respond when you receive a tornado warning? Just click here for instructions. 
  • Building Evaluators can print off the 2015 evaluation form here.
  • Read more about Kansas weather awareness week, the history of Kansas weather, and how you can prepare by clicking here.



Last modified: Feb 10, 2015
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Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding Emergency Management, contact:

Kelly Morken, Emergency Management coordinator