Tornadoes are extremely unpredictable as an event, and once active, are erratic as to velocity and path. Most tornadoes in Florida are spawned by thunderstorms, frontal systems or hurricanes, all of which are common in our area.
If possible, residential students are encouraged to have in their residence hall rooms a NOAA Weather Alert Radio.
It is the responsibility of the National Weather Service to issue tornado warnings for Florida. The fastest access to those warnings is through a NOAA Weather Radio. Often tornadoes are quick to appear and so short-lived that the National Weather Service cannot issue a timely warning. If the National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for our area, tune to NOAA Weather Radio or local television to follow the latest developments and decide at that time where you will go if a tornado is spotted in our vicinity.
If you receive a warning that a tornado is approaching, take the following steps: