Students and faculty at Central Michigan University and the residents of Isabella County should feel safer when severe weather strikes now that the university and county have earned the NOAA National Weather Service's StormReady® distinction ( It happens when you least expect it - the unthinkable strikes. We see examples of it all the time, whether it be a devastating fire, a major natural disaster, or a surprising terrorist attack. Do you know what to do if such an emergency were to occur?

As part of its emergency planning efforts, Central Michigan University has developed a Crisis Response Plan. The plan provides a general outline of the process CMU intends to follow in the event of a crisis. Crisis situations may affect one individual (as in the case of physical assault or stalking) or the entire campus community (such as a major natural disaster). The purpose of this site is to focus on those broad emergency situations that may strike with little or no warning. These situations could be natural, man made, or other.

Procedures for closing the University or delaying operations have been established and will be implemented in times of severely inclement weather or other extreme situations.

Every operational unit of the university is strongly encouraged to develop a Business Continuation Plan that outlines how services would be sustained or returned to normal if a crisis were to occur. For those units seeking assistance in the preparation of such a plan, an administrative guide is available as a reference.

Emergency Action Plans are also in place for each building on campus, and contain valuable information that may prove useful in an emergency situation, including evacuation procedures and floor plans.

It is hard to predict exactly what may happen and when.
The best course of action is to be prepared!

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