University of Southern Indiana

Tornado

It is vital to your personal safety that you observe common sense safety precautions during inclement weather.

Tornado
If you are indoors, seek shelter in the lowest level of the building.

In a building with no basement, a residence hall, or an apartment:  Avoid windows. Go to the lowest floor, small center room (like a bathroom or closet), under a stairwell, or in an interior hallway with no windows.

Crouch as low as possible to the floor, facing down; and cover your head with your hands.

A bath tub may offer a shell of partial protection.

Even in an interior room, you should cover yourself with some sort of thick padding (mattress, blankets, pillows, etc.), to protect against falling debris in case the roof and ceiling fail.

If outdoors, take cover away from power lines, buildings, and trees.

Do not stay in a car or attempt to outrun a tornado.

Reporting Emergencies

  • The quickest, easiest way to obtain help for any emergency is to call Public Safety at 812-492-7777.
  • Stay calm and carefully explain the problem and location.

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