Severe Weather/Natural Disasters

 

QUICK RESPONSE

Remain calm and ACT—DON’T REACT!
Seek refuge away from windows.
Call 8888 if assistance is necessary.

Hurricane Preparedness

In the event of a hurricane watch or warning in the Raleigh area, Meredith College will take the following hurricane preparedness measures.
The dining hall is making plans to provide services in case of severe weather in Raleigh. Meredith residence life staff members have reviewed inclement weather procedures and residence directors are equipped with flashlights, cellular phones, etc.

If a hurricane or tropical storm is predicted, take the following measures prior to the storm's approach:

  • Check the following resources for forecasting and safety information: wral.com/weather, redcross.org and fema.gov.
  • Check in with family and friends, as well as the campus community, to apprise them of your safety and whereabouts.
  • Stay on campus or in the Raleigh area instead of traveling to coastal areas that may be more at risk.
  • Register for MC Alert, Meredith’s emergency notification system.

During a hurricane:

  • Move away from open doors and windows and move into an interior hallway.
  • Do not use electrical equipment or phones.
  • Do not use elevators.
  • Go to the first floor of the building.
  • Take shelter.
  • Sit on the floor and put your head in your lap. Cover head with arms.
  • Remain calm. 


Commuter Information: If needed, commuter students can make arrangements to seek shelter on campus during the storm. Commuter students who need to seek safe shelter from their current residence should contact the Residence Director on Duty at (919) 612-6350 to be assigned a temporary space in a Meredith residence hall. Please bring a sleeping bag and/or blanket, a pillow and toiletries.

Tornado

  1. Move away from open doors and windows and move into an interior hallway.
  2. Do not use electrical equipment or phones.
  3. Do not use elevators.
  4. Go to the first floor of the building.
  5. Take shelter.
  6. Sit on the floor and put your head in your lap. Cover head with arms.
  7. Remain calm.

Earthquake

1. Stay inside.
2. Watch out for falling objects.
3. Crawl under a table or desk or stand in a doorway and hang onto something.
4. Do not use open flame.
5. Do not use phones or elevators.
6. Remain calm and be prepared for aftershocks.
7. If evacuation is ordered, proceed to the designated assembly area.

Call x8888 24 Hours a Day

MCAlert


Contact Information:

Ann Gleason, chair of Meredith’s Incident Response Team
Phone: (919) 760-8521
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