IU has a system called IU Notify to spread emergency notifications. It sends out warning messages if there is an event on or around the Bloomington campus, like severe weather, fires, violent crimes, and dangerous situations.
Your IU email address is automatically enrolled in IU Notify when you come to campus. You can also add your phone number (for text or call notifications) or other email addresses. You can even add your family members so they receive these notifications as well.
What to do in adverse weather
Sometimes, Bloomington experiences adverse weather. It’s important to know what to do before an incident happens.
Severe thunderstorms and tornados can occur in Indiana. Although they can happen any time in the year, they are more likely in the spring and summer. The National Weather Service (NWS) provides warnings when severe weather is occurring.
A “tornado watch” means weather conditions are favorable for a tornado, and this is a time to be aware and prepare to take action. A “tornado warning” means you need to seek shelter immediately by moving to an interior room on the lowest floor with no windows (basements and bathrooms are often your best option).
In the winter, we experience cold temperatures and snowstorms. Usually there is plenty of notice of these events so you have time to prepare (making sure you have enough food and supplies for a couple of days).
Other emergency situations
There are other emergency situations that could happen anytime, anywhere. Knowing what to do in a situation could make all the difference.
Learn about other emergency situations