Severe weather possible this weekend

Severe weather possible this weekend

Students received an email on Friday warning them of the potential for severe weather over the weekend.

“The greatest potential for severe storms is between 3 a.m. and noon Saturday,” the email said. “A second round of storms is anticipated between midnight Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday.”

With the potential for tornadoes possible, the email went on to explain the difference between a tornado watch and warning. If a watch is issued, students should be alert and aware that they may need to quickly move to safety. In the event of a tornado warning, the email said students should seek shelter immediately.

The North Campus Storm Shelter, East Campus Storm Shelter and the Magnolia Parking Deck are available to all members of The University of Alabama community. Someone unable to get to a storm shelter should go to the lowest level of the nearest building until the warning is over.

Students and other members of the UA community can find a map of the shelters at https://ready.ua.edu/shelters/ and review the University’s severe weather guidelines at https://ready.ua.edu/severe-weather-guidelines 

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