Tornado & High Winds

If a Tornado Warning is Issued:

A warning indicates that a tornado has been spotted.

  • Seek shelter immediately in the lowest building level available.
  • Close all windows and lower blinds or curtains to prevent flying glass.
  • Stay away from windows, exterior doors and outside walls.
  • Put as many walls as possible between you and the outside.
  • Take cover under a sturdy desk or other heavy piece of furniture.
  • Protect your head and body by crouching on the floor, covering yourself with pillows, blankets or heavy coats and covering the back of your neck with your hands.
  • Remain sheltered until you hear the "all clear" signal.
  • Remain calm and follow the instructions of safety and management personnel.

Contact Information

Emergency Preparedness
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-2222
publicsafety@sandiego.edu