Severe Thunderstorm Information

Safety & Security

Dothan Campus Severe Thunderstorm Information


To provide a procedure to maximize the security of faculty, staff, students, and property in the event of a severe thunderstorm.


The primary dangers associated with thunderstorms are lighting, tornadoes, strong winds, and flooding.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch: This status means conditions are favorable for thunderstorms. The National Weather Service will rarely issue this status.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: This status means thunderstorms are in or moving to an area. A "Lighting Advisory" may or may not be issued with this weather status.

Lightning: If there are less than five seconds between the flash and the thunderclap, take shelter and stay inside.