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Go to a pre-designated shelter area such as a safe room, basement, storm cellar, or the lowest building level. If there is no basement, go to the center of an interior room on the lowest level (closet, interior hallway) away from corners, windows, doors, and outside walls. Put as many walls as possible between you and the outside. Get under a sturdy table and use your arms to protect your head and neck
In a high-rise building, go to a small interior room or hallway on the lowest floor possible
Put on sturdy shoes
Do not open windows
If outdoors with no shelter
Immediately get into a vehicle, buckle your seat belt and try to drive to the closest sturdy shelter
If your vehicle is hit by flying debris while you are driving, pull over and park
Stay in the car with the seat belt on. Put your head down below the windows; cover your head with your hands and a blanket, coat or other cushion if possible
If you can safely get noticeably lower than the level of the roadway, leave your car and lie in that area, covering your head with your hands
Do not get under an overpass or bridge. You are safer in a low, flat location
Never try to outrun a tornado in urban or congested areas in a car or truck. Instead, leave the vehicle immediately for safe shelter
Watch out for flying debris. Flying debris from tornadoes causes most fatalities and injuries
If trapped under debris
Do not light a match
Do not move about or kick up dust
Cover your mouth with a handkerchief or clothing
Tap on a pipe or wall so rescuers can locate you. Use a whistle if one is available. Shout only as a last resort. Shouting can cause you to inhale dangerous amounts of dust
What to Do After a Tornado
After the tornado passes, check for injuries and administer first aid if necessary and if qualified. DO NOT move victims unless absolutely necessary
Report injuries and damage to the Suffolk University Police Department via 8111 or 617-573-8111, then Risk Management at extension 8611 or 617-573-8611, or firstname.lastname@example.org. If not possible to call, then notify in person if safe to do so
Upon notification by emergency personnel, evacuate a damaged building to your designated assembly site. DO NOT use the elevators. Bring emergency supplies, warm clothing and purses/wallets with you; close all doors behind you
Replace telephone handsets that have been shaken off. DO NOT use telephones except to report fires or medical emergencies
DO NOT use matches, lighters or other open flames
Assist persons with disabilities
Notify emergency personnel as soon as possible of the location of anyone unable to evacuate the building
DO NOT return to an evacuated building unless directed to do so by emergency personnel
DO NOT enter a parking structure until you are told it is safe by emergency personnel
Access www.suffolk.edu for updated information as it becomes available. If outdoors, watch for downed power lines and possible falling debris. DO NOT enter damaged buildings. Return only when campus officials deem the building(s) to be safe. The Suffolk University Police Department will control access to affected areas, and in conjunction with Risk Management, will make evaluations to determine if further actions are warranted