Weather Emergencies

Tornado Watch and Warning

In the event that a Tornado Watch or other severe weather is issued for our area, the following will take place:

A JCCC Alert text message and email will be sent to JCCC faculty, students and staff informing them.

Building Emergency Leaders (BELs) will be notified.

You should continue with your daily routine; however, you should remain alert to the possibility of severe weather and be prepared to act accordingly.

If a Tornado Warning is issued for our area, the following will happen: 

External warning sirens will be activated outdoors along with an internal public address system announcement alerting of the need to take immediate shelter.

Stay away from windows and exterior doors.

Notice will be issued to BELs and floor monitors to assist with sheltering.

You should promptly move to your designated storm security area. If you do not know where your designated storm security area is, refer to the Building Floor Plans and Emergency Information or reference emergency floor plan posters located throughout each building and classroom.

Remain in your designated storm security area until a warning expiration message is issued or announced via the public address system, text and email message.

Note: If the facility is damaged, evacuate the area after the storm passes (following direction of emergency building personnel) and stay clear of the damaged area. Be aware of fallen debris, downed power lines and gas leaks. Report any injuries by calling ext. 4111 or 913-469-2500.

Winter Weather Closings

You can find out if the college is closed because of the weather in one of several ways.