UA Suspends Normal Operations at Noon Due to Severe Weather Risk

  • March 25th, 2021

With the impending threat of severe weather, including the high risk of tornadoes and dangerous weather in West and Central Alabama, normal UA operations will be suspended at noon today through 5 a.m. Friday. Employees who live in areas of higher risk are encouraged to leave earlier after consulting with their supervisors.

All classes, including those conducted online or remotely are canceled as of noon. Libraries, recreation centers and other campus facilities will close. Check the Bama Dining website for operating hours and locations.

Campus storm shelters will open if and when a tornado watch is issued by the National Weather Service, and are available to all students, faculty and staff, including those who live off campus. Masks are required in all storm shelters and will be provided to those who don’t have one. During a tornado watch or warning, students can use any legal parking in proximity to a shelter or refuge area.

When a tornado watch or warning is issued for the campus area, a UA Alert will be sent. Make sure your contact information is updated in myBama to receive all UA Alerts.

While our normal severe weather guidelines and processes automatically trigger protocols during bad weather events, the University is taking these actions early in anticipation of expected tornado watches and warnings today.

Please stay weather aware. Download the UA Safety app and follow @UA_Safety on Twitter for weather updates and other safety-related information. Information about severe weather affecting Tuscaloosa and UA is also available on 92.5 FM UA Info Radio.

Learn more on how to prepare for today’s severe weather.

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