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SMC|Student Services|Emergency Preparedness|Severe Winds

Severe Winds

  • Windstorms severe enough to cause damage may occur at infrequent intervals and may be accompanied by torrential rains.
  • At the time of warning of impending severe winds, property and equipment not properly anchored should be moved inside a building or tied down. Close windows.
  • The best protection in severe winds is in permanent buildings. As a result, steps will be taken to ensure the safety of students/personnel within buildings rather than to evacuate.
  • Time permitting, students in temporary structures will be moved to a permanent structure.
  • Immediately after the cessation of severe winds, Facilities Management & Planning and Public Safety will inspect the campus for damage.