Emory Police Department (EPD) - Escorts
To request the escort service, call 404.727.8005. The EPD dispatch will arrange for an escort to meet you and accompany you to your destination.
All elevators on campus are directly linked to the EPD Communications Center, which is staffed 24-hours-a-day.
Severe Weather / Tornado
Tornado Watch: Conditions are favorable for the development of a tornado. Be aware of your surroundings and be alert, should the watch be upgraded to a warning.
If a tornado warning is issued for portions of Dekalb or Newton counties (which include the Emory/Oxford campus), outdoor sirens, emergency text messages to enrolled users, and Emory's cable TV system will notify students, faculty, and staff. An Emory community email may also be sent to your Emory email address and an announcement will be posted on Emory's Emergency Announcements page at www.emory.edu/emergency. You may also turn on your NOAA weather radio and monitor for information in your local county (Dekalb, Fulton, Newton).
If you are outside, seek shelter immediately on the lowest floor of a sturdy nearby building. If you are outside with no shelter available, lie flat in a nearby ditch or depression and cover your head with you hands. Watch out for flying debris. Flying debris causes most fatalities and injuries associated with a tornado.
If you are in a vehicle, exit the vehicle and go to the lowest floor of a sturdy nearby building; vehicles offer little to no protection. If shelter is not available, lie flat in a nearby ditch or depression and cover your head with your hands.