When Does UT Issue Tornado Warnings?

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SafetyDo you know what to do when a tornado warning is issued for areas that include our campus?

The university will send a UT Alert text message and e-mail to the campus community and activates the emergency blue phones when a tornado warning area includes the campus.

If the National Weather Service (NWS) issues a warning for Knox County, the university will monitor the potential impact on campus and issue an alert if necessary. It’s important to note that the NWS messages are different than UT Alert text messages sent when severe weather or a tornado has strong potential to impact our campus. Learn more about NWS warnings here.

If the message directs you to “shelter in place,” please follow these steps.

As part of Emergency Preparedness Month, the university encourages members of the campus community to learn more about potential emergencies.

For more information about what to do in other emergencies, visit safety.utk.edu.

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