There are two different types of scenarios during which we would issue a shelter in place command: Tornado warning or severe weather and environmental hazard.
A tornado warning is issued for specific areas when a tornado has actually been sited or has been indicated on Doppler radar. University authorities will send an ECU Alert when a tornado warning is issued for our campuses.
Chemical, biological, or radiological contaminants may be released accidentally or intentionally into the outdoor environment. The important thing is for you to follow instructions of University authorities and know what to do if they advise you to shelter-in-place. "Shelter in place" means to make a shelter out of the indoor place you are currently located or to seek a safe indoor place if you are outside. Follow these guidelines to Shelter-in-Place.