Safety Office Reminds Campus to Review Action Guide
Posted: September 28, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
In the wake of the recent tragedy at the University of Maryland that killed two students in a tornado, the George Mason Safety Office reminds the campus community to review the GMU Emergency Action Guide, which may be found in the university safety manuals and on the Safety Office web page under “Plans and Manuals.” Other sources include the section titled “Summer Weather” on the same web page or the Commonwealth of Virginia’s tornado web site.
The United States averages over 800 tornadoes per year. Virginia has seen as few as one tornado in a year (1982) and as many as 29 in one year (1993). Since 1916, 65 people have died from tornadoes in Virginia.
George Mason’s Comprehensive Safety Plan addresses emergency situations and maintained by the university’s chief safety officer, Keith Bushey.