Tornado Watch has been issued until 1200am for October 31, 2019

October 31, 2019



A tornado watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region until 1200am. A tornado watch means that weather conditions are favorable for the formation of a tornado. A tornado warning may be issued if a tornado has actually been sighted in the region.

It is recommended that people stay indoors and monitor local media for the latest weather updates. University officials will continue to monitor activity in the region and provide additional updates as needed.

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

- Text and email alerts through GW Alerts*
- GW's homepage ( and Campus Advisories (
- GW Information Line (202-994-5050), Virginia Science and Technology Campus Information Line (571-553-8333), and School of Medicine and Health Sciences Information Line (202-994-2196)
- Social media via Twitter (@GWTweets) and Facebook,



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

*To sign up for and customize your GW Alert settings, visit and select the GW Alert Emergency Notification tab. Register your cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses in order to receive alerts on multiple devices.