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Shelter in Place

Melanie hiding


When
: You receive an OU Alert to shelter-in-place.

Actions:

Depending on the situation run away, or hide where you are, under furniture, lock or barricade doors; turn off lights, silence electronic devices; remain quite and stay vigilant. As a last resort fight to defend yourself.

Call 911 if you have information for the police and it is safe to make a call.

Warn others if possible.

Wait for official notice to resume normal activities.

Evacuate

Fire evac photo


When
: You receive an OU Alert that there is danger inside or near the building or the fire alarm activates.

Actions:

Leave the building - do not use elevators.

Assist those that may need help.

Take your cell phone and valuables with you if it will not delay your evacuation.

Proceed to the emergency assembly area for your building.

Wait for official notice before attempting to re-enter the building.

Seek Refuge

tornado


When
: Tornado sirens signal severe weather or you receive OU Alert to seek refuge.

Actions:

Seek refuge inside a building and remain there.

Look for refuge maps by entrances and elevators in OU buildings; or

Go to the lowest level of the building, interior rooms or hallways and away from doors and windows.

GET IN, GET DOWN, COVER UP!

Do Not seek refuge in a car.

If caught outside or in a car, leave car for the lowest available ground.

Lie flat on ground and cover head with hands and arms.

Wait for official notice to resume normal activities