When severe weather conditions become apparent, the U.S. Weather Bureau describes conditions by two (2) classifications, a Watch or a Warning. This applies to the reporting of severe thunderstorms, the approach of weather conditions favoring the formation of tornadoes, a hurricane condition, a winter storm condition, etc. A Watch becomes effective when atmospheric conditions are present that can produce the particular weather phenomenon. A Warning means that the weather condition has been spotted and prompt action must be taken to enhance safety.
Except in very rare circumstances, the decision to evacuate the building based on the above weather reports will not be made by Building Management, but rather by each Tenant Company. However, in the event these conditions do exist, the following guidelines should adhered to:
- Remain calm and do not panic.
- Move away from outside windows. If windows in your space are supplied with blinds, please close the blinds to add protection from broken glass.
- If evacuated, use an interior route, away from large expanses of glass and do not return to your space until advised to do so.
- Use the stairwells rather than the elevators.