Tornado watch for Durham, Wake and surrounding counties for Sunday until 8 p.m. Dec. 10
A line of strong storm is expected to pass through the Triangle area Sunday afternoon and evening.
The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for Durham, Wake and surrounding counties for Sunday until 8 p.m.
The most intense storms may produce heavy rain, damaging winds & isolated tornadoes.
A watch means conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes in and close to the watch area.
In the event of a tornado warning, which indicates a tornado has been sighted or indicated on radar, Duke officials will send a text and email notification to students, faculty and staff. If the warning area includes Duke's main campus, the sirens will also be activated along with text and email notifications to direct individuals to seek shelter immediately.
During a tornado watch, the weather service suggests that people should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings. For more information about Duke's emergency response plan for tornados, visit the DukeALERT website.
A host of events and activities are planned on Duke’s main campus as part of commencement weekend. Officials have taken precautions around planned outdoor activities for this afternoon and evening.
IN THE EVENT OF A TORNADO
Know what to do if a tornado warning is issued that affects the main Duke campus by reviewing the information on the DukeALERT website.