May 14 , 2010

Volume 20, Issue 5

               Published by the Tulane University Health Sciences Center Police Department for the Health Sciences Center


Hazardous Weather Advice

June 1st marks the official beginning of Hurricane Season.

In New Orleans this means that along with continuing your hot weather safety measures such as drinking plenty of fluids, staying cool and protecting yourself from the sun, you should have plans for dealing with the sudden storms that appear with short notice. The New Orleans Regional Medical Center may experience a few incidents of hazardous weather including hail and minor flooding. Here are some suggestions:

Keep an umbrella available. Take one with you to lunch, stormy weather often appears during the summer.

Utilize the Crosswalks. Get into the habit of knowing where they are, and where they go so you'll have a foul weather contingency plan if you don't use them already. Even if you like the idea of walking at ground level, you'll have vehicles to contend with that you could have otherwise avoided.

Drive slowly, with your lights on. This means both on the streets, and in the garages. Visibility is reduced everywhere you drive, and water finds its way into enclosed garages to create slippery areas too.

Crime Prevention and Safety Brochures

Don't forget that Crime Prevention and Safety Brochures are available in the 1430 Building lobby, Deming Dormitory lobby, Tidewater Building lobby, and the Murphy Building lobby.

These brochures offer you safety tips for jogging, bicycling, and just everyday life. We also have campus maps, and shuttle schedules available at both locations.

Remember to always report a crime or suspicious person as soon as you can safely do so at Extension 55555 or 85531.

Help Diminish the Potential for Violence on Campus

A sound campus public safety policy must have zero tolerance for threats, harassment, aggressive/violent, or other types of inappropriate behavior by persons on campus. While it is our desire to provide an environment that is free of threats, intimidation, aggressive/violent, and other inappropriate behaviors, it is impossible to provide a guarantee, especially if it goes unreported. The prompt reporting of all such behavior (no matter how minor) for appropriate action is a necessary first step to minimize the associated risks and to help maintain a safe and secure environment.

Remember to report an incident contact TUHSC Police at extension 55555 for an emergency or 85531 for a non emergency situation. You can also report an incident by utilizing the Silent Witness Program available on our website.


TUHSC Police recommends that you secure your bicycles in the area provided by parking services. These areas include Tidewater 1 st floor bike room and the Medical School Garage bike room. Both of these areas can be accessed by contacting Tulane Parking Services located on the 8 th floor of the Tidewater Building .


**Crime Alert** Crime ALert** Crime Alert**

Please report all incidents or suspicious activity as soon as safety permits. Remember to travel in numbers whenever possible, utilize crosswalks, park in well-lit and populated areas, and to use the TUHSC Police 24-hours Security Escort Services. Stop at the lobby post or call 988-5531 for information and safety brochures. In case of EMERGENCY call 988-5555 or 55555 if on campus, and 911 if off campus.


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