Hanley Christian Reformed Church

Severe Weather Policy

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

If, in the event a Severe Thunderstorm Watch is issued one hour before the beginning of a scheduled church activity, the activity will be canceled.  If a watch is issued during the activity, the dismissal of the people will be decided if conditions warrant.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

If, in the event a Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued, it should be treated in the same manner as a Tornado Warning.  The simple reason is that "tornadoes often accompany severe thunderstorms" (NOAA publications)

Tornado Watch

If, in the event a Tornado Watch is issued one hour before the start of a scheduled church activity, the activity will be canceled.  If the watch is issued during an activity, a decision will be made based on the current conditions.

Tornado Warning

If, in the event a Tornado Warning is issued before the start of any scheduled church activity, the activity will be canceled.  If a warning is issued during an activity, people must take shelter in a designated safety area immediately.