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Severe Weather

If you see or hear threatening weather (ie:  tornado, high winds, lightning, thunder, etc) or hear that a warning has been issued for your area…

  1. Seek shelter and get inside immediately to an interior room or hallway.
  2. Shut all doors and windows.
  3. Stay away from exterior windows and doors.
  4. DO NOT go outside until the storm has passed.
  5. After the storm has ended be aware of downed wires and falling objects.
  6. Do not re-enter the building until cleared to do so by emergency personnel.
  7. If you witness an explosion in another building call UMPD at 413-545-2121 immediately to report the explosion.