Bemidji State University faculty, staff and students will be notified of weather emergencies.

Notification Methods

Notification may also come from National Weather Service messages via weather radios, local radio and TV stations.

If You are Notified to Take Shelter

  • Immediately proceed to the designated relocation site for the building you are in.
  • Remain in the shelter until you receive an “all clear” through the Beaver Alert or Campus Informer notification systems, from a Public Safety officer, a weather radio message from the National Weather Service or some other recognized authority.
  • After receiving the “all clear” message, employees should follow their department’s procedures for returning to work.

If There is Not Time to Reach Shelter

  • Go immediately to a room without windows or the fewest windows possible in the center of the building or an inside hallway, preferably on the lowest level in the building.
  • Stay away from doors, outer walls and any windows.
  • Avoid places with wide-span roofs such as auditoriums, cafeterias or large hallways.
  • Get under a piece of sturdy furniture such as a workbench, heavy table or desk and hold onto it.
  • Use your arms to protect your head and neck.
  • Stay sheltered until the “all clear” message is received.
  • After receiving an all clear message, proceed to the central meeting place designated for your building or work area.

For recent, updated and accurate weather, visit the NWS Grand Forks website.