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Thunderstorms and Lightning

May 3, 2016

According to FEMA and the National Weather Service, all thunderstorms are dangerous and produce lightning.  Each year 300 people are injured by lightning and 80 are killed.  Thunderstorms are also associated with tornadoes, strong winds, hail, and flooding. Thunderstorms facts: They may occur singly, in clusters, or in lines. Some of the most severe occur when […]

Bryant-Denny Stadium Safety Information

May 13, 2016

The University of Alabama strives to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all attendees during football games at Bryant-Denny Stadium.  To this end, the University collaborates with the city and county of Tuscaloosa, other municipal and county governments, the state of Alabama, the federal government, and the private sector to support the event.  Many […]

Glossary

May 11, 2016

1. AED – Automated External Defibrillator–a small portable device used in medical emergencies to analyze the heart’s rhythm and prompts the user to administer a defibrillation shock if needed. (Depending on the model, some units may deliver the shock automatically.) 2. Best Available Refuge Area – Term used to identify areas within existing buildings that are likely […]

Tornado Facts

May 9, 2016

Tornadoes may strike quickly, with little or no warning. Tornadoes can destroy structures and lift vehicles. Tornadoes may appear nearly transparent until dust and debris are picked up or a cloud forms in the funnel. Tornadoes generally move Southwest to Northeast, but they have been known to move in any direction. The average forward speed of […]

Severe Weather

May 3, 2016

Weather threats vary across the country and should be identified by area.  The primary weather hazards for Tuscaloosa include severe thunderstorms, lightning, hurricanes, and tornadoes.  All of them have the potential to cause harm or damage and should be taken seriously. The University has a number of protocols in place to receive severe weather information and to warn the campus community.  The University constantly […]

Severe Weather/Natural Hazards

May 3, 2016

In a weather event, the University may issue advisories or suspend normal operations and activities based on the potential threat.  The primary severe weather threats/natural hazards for Tuscaloosa include: Tornadoes Severe Thunderstorms and Lightning Winter Weather Hurricanes/Tropical Storms Earthquake All have the potential to cause harm or damage and should be taken seriously.  Please be familiar with UA’s Severe Weather Guidelines and […]