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 (https://www.weather.gov/stormready/become). 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
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.
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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