An incident that is dynamic and quickly evolving, which involves an individual(s) who presents a potential imminent danger to people by making threats, and/or shows intent to cause harm or perform violence, and/or displays a weapon or uses deadly physical force, including but not limited to firearms, bladed weapons, or a vehicle.
A notification that the emergency or dangerous situation has ended.
The directive used to stop access and/or egress as appropriate, to all or a portion of the buildings on campus.
An announcement in reference to a specific building or an area of the campus requires the University Police or other law enforcement agencies to stop entry of pedestrians or vehicles into that area.
A directive to seek immediate shelter indoors following the announcement of an emergency condition. The act of sheltering in an area inside a building offers occupants an elevated level of protection. Move to the designated sheltering area in the building you are in. If no sheltering area is indicated, choose an interior room or one with as few doors and windows as possible. Remain there until the danger has passed. Examples include tornado or other severe weather, active threat, or hazardous materials spill.
A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location, and/or timing is still uncertain. It is intended to provide enough lead time so that those who need to set their plans in motion can do so.
A warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, is imminent, or has a very high probability of occurring. A warning is used for conditions posing a threat to life or property. For example, if a tornado warning is issued, students, faculty, and staff should take immediate precautions to shelter in place until the threat passes.
Emergency Information and Instructions
In the event of an emergency, please contact 911.
- UWG Fast Command - Learn more about the University of West Georgia's official Digital Disaster Response System.
- LiveSafe App - LiveSafe is the free mobile safety app for the University of West Georgia.
- Current Conditions (Carrollton)
- Graphical Forecast (Georgia)
- Hourly Weather Forecast (Carrollton)
- Radar/NEXRAD from the National Weather Service (Local)
- Radar/NEXRAD from the National Weather Service (Regional)