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Tornado Policy


When weather conditions in are conducive for a tornado or a tornado has been sighted, the following actions should take place after receiving these notifications.

Tornado Watch

Competition may continue.  Event Management personnel should inform the game officials and teams of the situation at the next possible opportunity.

Tornado Warning

Competition is suspended.  Event Management personnel should have the game officials stop the game and inform the teams of the situation.  Play will resume when the tornado warning is lifted




  1. Move quickly to the tornado shelters, if available.
  2. Do not use elevators.
  3. Stay away from windows.
  4. If a tornado strikes, help avoid telephone overloads. Do not use telephones (including cell phones) except for emergency.


  1. Seek indoor shelter if possible.
  2. Parked motor vehicles are unsafe. Seek indoor shelter.
  3. If an indoor shelter is not available and there is not time for escape, lie flat in a ditch or low spot.
  4. If you are on flat ground and are caught in the path of a tornado, always move at right angles to its path.