In those areas of the country prone to tornadoes, weather service reports any tornado activity, keeping local news media, radio, and TV stations simultaneously advised of local conditions.
Communications on tornado activity which may threaten the area will be closely followed by property management. Should your area be threatened, all tenant office managers will be notified via e-mail by the Building Management Office.
Should an alert occur, employees should stay away from the windows and move to the inner core of the building or move to the lower level, if directed to do so by the floor wardens.
No employee should leave the building until advised of an all clear by the lobby security.
Tornado WATCH – Issued by the National Weather Service as a precautionary alert when the conditions are favorable for the development of tornados in the specified area.
Tornado WARNING – Issued when a tornado has been sighted visually or detected by radar. The location and direction of movement, if known, are generally given and tenants of the specified warning area should take immediate safety precautions. In the event of a warning, the City of Des Plaines will activate the alert sirens for five minutes.