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Inclement weather can disrupt scheduled campus activities and classes.


Tornado Watch and Warning

In the event that a Tornado Watch or other severe weather advisory is issued for our area:

  • A JCCC Alert text message and email will be sent to JCCC faculty, students and staff informing them of inclement weather
  • Building Emergency Leaders (BELs) are 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: 

  • Outdoor external warning sirens are activated and all other notification means — including phones, emergency notification system, the JCCC website and any other communication devices — are used to alert the campus of the warning and to direct them to seek shelter immediately.
  • Notices are issued to BELs and floor monitors to assist with sheltering.
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Anyone on campus should promptly move to designated storm security areas. 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.

Note: If a building or 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.

Inclement Weather Guidelines

In the event of inclement weather, Johnson County Community College employees evaluate numerous factors to ensure safety on campus. Generally, the College will not close due to snow or other inclement weather.

  • When the determination is made to close or delay opening, the decision will be made by 6 a.m.
  • For evening courses and activities, the decision will be made by 4 p.m.
  • Weekend courses and activities are evaluated on a case-by-case basis with at least a two-hour notice for cancellation.

The homepage of the JCCC website will be continually updated with information about class cancellation, activities and campus closures in the event the College chooses to close.

If the decision to close campus due to weather occurs, JCCC will send an email and text alert through its RAVE alert system to all employees and students. Information on class cancellation or campus closure will also be posted on Facebook and Twitter, and notifications are sent to all local media outlets.

JCCC will update its main phone line in the event of a campus closure or class cancellation by 6 a.m. or 4 p.m., accordingly. To reach it, call 913-469-8500.

If classes are not canceled by campus administration, faculty may use their discretion to cancel their class or dismiss class early.