Explore information for the specific hazards that are most likely to impact the WashU campuses below. 

tornado emergency
fire emergency
flood emergency
Medical Emergency
civil unrest emergency
severe weather emergency
epidemic emergency
extreme temperature emergency
hazardous material spill emergency
utility failure emergency
earthquake emergency
active shooter emergency

The WashU Emergency Management Department’s Mitigation Program regularly and systematically utilizes resources to lessen the impact of an emergency or disaster on campus with risks identified in the Hazard Identification Risk Assessment (HIRA).

The Mitigation Program provides technical assistance through the implementation of applicable codes and ordinances, as well as tracking ongoing loss and repetitive loss from hazards. The Mitigation Program’s goals are to minimize building vulnerabilities of WashU facilities to hazards, reduce hazard vulnerabilities for faculty, staff, students, and visitors on WashU campuses, and to promote awareness and involvement through risk reduction activities, education, and outreach to the WashU community.

NOAA All – Hazards Weather Radio

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) All-Hazards Weather Alert Radio is a quick way to receive weather warnings and information, providing advanced warnings for protective actions before an emergency. Recommended models with Specific Area Message Encoding (S.A.M.E) technology, such as the Midland Radio WR120 and WR300, can be purchased through Workday. The WR120 can be programmed to receive alerts for specific counties, while the WR300 also allows customization of the types of hazard alerts received. For more information, please visit the NOAA website.


National public service site and resource to assist people in preparing for and responding to both natural and man-made disasters.
Build a Kit
Assemble your own emergency preparedness kit.