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Severe weather at Vanderbilt – do you know what to do?

Apr. 19, 2018—It's been 20 years since an F-3 tornado hit Nashville's urban core in April 1998, making this month a good time for students, faculty and staff to revisit Vanderbilt’s weather safety procedures.

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Severe weather at Vanderbilt: Do you know what to do?

Sep. 16, 2016—September is National Preparedness Month—a good time to revisit what to do in the event severe weather threatens the Vanderbilt community.

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Severe weather at Vanderbilt: Do you know what to do?

Feb. 26, 2016—Severe Weather Awareness Week, scheduled Feb. 28–March 5 for Middle Tennessee, is a good time to revisit what to do in the event severe weather threatens the Vanderbilt community.

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Vanderbilt psychiatrist says demystifying weather can help ease anxiety during spring storms

Apr. 29, 2015—For many, springtime brings more than April showers and May flowers. Each year, the season brings fear and anxiety to many tornado- and storm-fearing residents of the Southeast, including Middle Tennessee. According to the National Weather Service, 469 individual tornadoes have been catalogued in Middle Tennessee since 1830. In the past decade, during which time...

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Start preparing now for severe spring weather

Feb. 24, 2015—Historically, the spring months are the most active for severe weather throughout Middle Tennessee. A number of resources are available to help members of the Vanderbilt community prepare and have a plan in place should severe weather threaten campus.

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Severe weather at Vanderbilt – do you know what to do?

Feb. 14, 2014—Severe Weather Awareness Week in Tennessee, Feb. 16-22, is a good time to revisit what to do in the event severe weather threatens the Vanderbilt community.

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Understanding Vanderbilt emergency sirens and AlertVU

Mar. 19, 2013—Severe weather in Nashville March 18 prompted the sounding of Metropolitan Nashville’s sirens and also prompted some questions about Vanderbilt’s notification system.

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Vanderbilt to test new tornado siren

Mar. 13, 2013—Vanderbilt University is upgrading its outdoor tornado siren system and will conduct a one-minute test of the siren at noon on Saturday, March 16.

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New signage system points way to ‘tornado safe’ areas

Mar. 7, 2013—New signs directing Vanderbilt University Medical Center visitors to “tornado safe” areas during a tornado have been placed at Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Vanderbilt Clinic, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.

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It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week: Are you storm ready?

Feb. 16, 2012—Severe weather at Vanderbilt – do you know what to do? The third week in February, Feb. 20-24, is Severe Weather Awareness Week and a good time to revisit what to do in the event severe weather threatens the Vanderbilt community. The National Weather Service tracked 113 tornadoes in Tennessee in 2011, a record number...

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Tornado risk increases in November; sign up for AlertVU notification

Nov. 10, 2011—November can be one of the busiest months for tornadoes in Tennessee as cold air clashes with the remnants of summer’s warm temperatures in the South. To be notified about a tornado warning or other emergency incident at Vanderbilt, sign up for AlertVU, the university’s emergency notification system. AlertVU rapidly sends messages to the delivery points...

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Volunteers needed to help Alabama storm victims May 7-8

May. 5, 2011—Members of the Vanderbilt community are invited to help Alabama storm victims May 7-8.

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