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Welcome to OU Emergency Preparedness

The University of Oklahoma is committed to the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and visitors on its campus. In order to support that commitment, OU has thoroughly reviewed its emergency operations plans and mitigation/prevention, preparedness, response and recovery procedures relevant to natural, technological and human-caused disasters.

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Spring Weather

It’s once again springtime in Oklahoma and that means warmer temperatures, blooming plants, and severe weather!

Spring in Oklahoma is a time when atmospheric conditions are often favorable for hazardous weather including flooding, hail, lightning, high winds, and tornadoes. That means it is time to go over your severe weather preparedness plan. You need to know where to go in the event of a tornado warning. If you are on campus you can find the best available refuge areas for each building here http://www.ou.edu/emergencypreparedness/prepare/refuge-on-campus and if you are at your home seek the lowest most interior room possible. Always, have a way to get weather alert notifications!

Here are a few resources about severe weather:

https://www.weather.gov/safety/thunderstorm

https://www.weather.gov/safety/tornado

https://www.spc.noaa.gov/

And always remember: Be prepared, not scared!  

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