Tornado Warning for VSTC Canceled & Update on Previous Alert

April 06, 2017

[Updated: April 6, 2017 2:25 p.m.] The tornado WARNING that had been issued by the National Weather Forecast for Loudoun County, where GW’s VSTC campus resides, has been canceled. A tornado warning is issued when a tornado has actually been sighted in the region. There is no damage to the VSTC campus.

We apologize for the earlier text and email alert that was issued that did not clarify that the Tornado Warning was for the VSTC area only.  At no time were the Foggy Bottom or Mount Vernon Campuses affected.  The university is open and operating on a normal basis.  

Please note that the Washington Metropolitan Area is continues to experience adverse weather, which is expected to last until early evening. University officials will continue to monitor activity in the region and provide additional updates as available.  

If there is change to the university’s operating status, information will be communicated through the following ways:

For preparedness tips and safety information, refer to the GW Emergency Response Handbook ( and the Designated and Essential Employee brochure (