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Emergency Communications Center

Lightning: What You Need to Know

  • NO PLACE outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area!!
  • If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you.
  • When you hear thunder, immediately move to safe shelter: a substantial building with electricity or plumbing or an enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with windows up.
  • Stay in safe shelter at least 30 minutes after you hear the last sound of thunder.

Indoor Lightning Safety

  • Stay off corded phones, computers and other electrical equipment that put you in direct contact with electricity.
  • Avoid plumbing, including sinks, baths and faucets.
  • Stay away from windows and doors, and stay off porches.
  • Do not lie on concrete floors, and do not lean against concrete walls.

Last Resort Outdoor Risk Reduction Tips

If you are caught outside with no safe shelter anywhere nearby the following actions mayreduce your risk:

  • Immediately get off elevated areas such as hills, mountain ridges or peaks
  • Never lie flat on the ground
  • Never shelter under an isolated tree
  • Never use a cliff or rocky overhang for shelter
  • Immediately get out and away from ponds, lakes and other bodies of water
  • Stay away from objects that conduct electricity (barbed wire fences, power lines, windmills, etc.)

 

Important Phone Numbers

Emergency 9-911
Ambulance
Fire
Police

Texas Tech Police
Non-emergency 806-742-3931

Physical Plant
Maintenance Emergencies
806-742-3301
806-742-3328 (after 5 pm)

Information Technology
806-742-HELP
Server-related issues 806-742-3649

Governor's Division of Emergency Management

Texas Department of Public Safety
806-472-2700

First Aid

Basic First Aid Training is available to all TTU faculty and staff. Learn more >>.

HeartFirst Program

Texas Tech University System provides rapid response to sudden cardiac arrest for employees and guests of Texas Tech University System that includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) equipment placed in key areas around campus. Learn more >>.

The Emergency Communication Center is maintained by the Office of Communications and Marketing
212 Administration Building
Lubbock, Texas 79409
806.742.2136
806.742.1615 fax
Normal Office Hours:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Central, Monday - Friday