Tornado Watch Issued for Durham County

Greatest likelihood for severe weather in Durham area between 3-4 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Durham County until 7 p.m. Friday.

A watch means conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes in and close to the watch area. 

During a tornado watch, the weather service suggests that people should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and watch for later statements and possible warnings.

In the event of a tornado warning, which indicates a tornado has been sighted or indicated on radar, we will send a text and email notification to students, faculty and staff.  If the warning area includes Duke's main campus, the outdoor sirens will also be activated along with text and email notifications to direct individuals to seek shelter immediately. 

For more information about Duke's emergency response plan for tornados, visit the DukeALERT website.