Most of Nevada’s severe weather occurs from in the winter months.
Most of the danger from a severe storm comes from snow and severe winds. The winds may be strong enough to move objects, knock down telephone/electric poles, and damage structures such as buildings. At the inception and during a severe storm, it is best to be inside a shelter such as a permanent structure or a motor vehicle for protection against flying objects. After the storm, it is important to check for down power lines, slippery surfaces, and/or other dangers that may be present.
What to Do:
In case of severe weather, do the following:
- Remain calm and seek shelter.
- Move to a hallway or basement, if possible. Stay away from windows and glass doors.
- Watch for downed power lines and other dangerous conditions after the storm has subsided.
- Move to higher ground or evacuate the building when major flooding occurs. Follow the directions of University Police Officers and/or the responding emergency services provider, Carson City Fire and Sheriff Departments.
- Immediately notify University Police Services at ext 3308 or 775-230-1952 concerning unsafe conditions.