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To: Knoxville Area Faculty, Staff, and Students
From: UT Police
Subject: Severe Weather Alert

The National Weather Service is reporting severe thunderstorms, including tornado activity, approaching our area. Watch local media closely and take proper precautions should a tornado threaten campus:

  • Do not leave the building; it’s best to seek shelter indoors.
  • Warn others of the need to seek shelter.
  • Go to locate an interior space that doesn’t have windows; ideally, the space should have two exits.
  • Close the doors and stay inside until the tornado has passed.
  • After the tornado has passed, exit damaged buildings and proceed to another safe location. Report your condition and location as soon as possible.

Updates will be provided at

Weather information is available at