A tornado/severe thunderstorm WATCH means that tornadoes and severe thunderstorms are possible. In the event of a WATCH notification, you should remain alert and make plans for where you will go to take shelter in the event of a tornado/severe thunderstorm WARNING.
A tornado/severe thunderstorm WARNING means that tornadoes or severe thunderstorms have actually been sighted somewhere within the warning area.
If a Tornado Warning is Issued, Take Shelter Immediately
- If you are INSIDE, go to the lowest level of the building. Spaces that provide protection can include interior hallways, closets, and bathrooms. Protect yourself from glass and other flying objects by couching low, putting your head down, and protecting the back of your head with your arms. Stay away from windows or glass doors.
If you are OUTSIDE, hurry to the lowest level of a nearby building or lie flat in a ditch or low-lying area if you cannot get inside.
If you are in a VEHICLE or mobile home, get out immediately and head for safety (as above).
Stay in a safe place and wait for an “all clear” alert.
For your safety, please review the below shelter locations by building.
Salem Academy and College Shelter Locations by Building
Academy Building – Hallway in front of the Auditorium
Alumni House – Main Hall basement back hallway behind Public Safety
Babcock Residence Hall (Salem Academy) – Basement area next to the vending machines and hallway right of the back stairwell
Bahnson Residence Hall – First floor back right bathroom hallway
Bitting Residence Hall - Basement
Bryant Hall/Fitness Center – Hallway between the old gym balcony and the athletic offices where old mailboxes are located
Clewell Residence Hall – Health Services Center back hall in the basement
Corrin Dinning Hall – Basement hallway outside of the Club Dining Room
Fine Arts Center – Middle hallway ground level
Gramley Library – Basement
Gramley Residence Hall – Church Street side basement, kitchen area and laundry room
Hanes House – Basement area straight back from the stairs
History Wing – Main Hall basement back hallway behind Public Safety
Inspector’s House – Basement
Lehman Hall - Basement
Main Hall – Basement back hallway and area near the mailroom
Science Building – Basement hallway
Shober House – Basement
Single Sisters House - Basement
South Residence Hall – Basement hallway
Strong Residence Hall – Basement laundry room
Student Center – Huber Theater