Planning

Severe Weather Contingency Planning

Severe weather may present hazards and risks that must be considered during the planning phase of an outdoor event. To prepare, event organizers must consider potential weather conditions and the plan of action that will be taken during such occurrences. Severe weather may include thunderstorms, lightning, and/or tornados. During the event, event organizers must monitor weather conditions.

The National Weather Service may issue severe weather watches or warnings.

Information on current warnings and current weather in the area may be found at www.weather.gov.

We encourage event organizers to register to receive MoBull Messenger notifications to stay informed of emergency situations impacting the campus. MoBull Messenger will be used to alert the USF community when a Tornado Warning impacting a USF campus has been issued. 

Use the Severe Weather Contingency Plan Template to develop a plan for any outdoor event.

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Questions? Contact Emergency Management at 813-974-0870 or admsvc-emergencymgmt@usf.edu.