Safety and Security at Jardine Apartments
K-State Alerts is Kansas State University's emergency notification system that gives campus authorities the ability to communicate emergency information quickly to the university community. All students are encouraged to sign up for this free service.
Rave Guardian is an app for the K-State community that provides a direct connection to K-State police and other resources so that everyone can easily communicate all their safety needs. Its easy-to-use features help you and your friends stay safe every day.
The K-State campus, Manhattan and Riley County have implemented a system of storm warnings to assist citizens in using safety precautions should a tornado occur. Below are suggested procedures to follow if a storm is approaching. Don't wait for a severe storm to devise a safety plan.
In the event of a tornado warning:
- Outdoor sirens will sound a steady three-minute blast when the need to take cover is necessary.
- If you are outside when the sirens go off, seek shelter immediately. Go into the closest building and seek out the lowest floor in the center of the building.
- The university's K-State Alerts notification system will alert the campus community. Sign up for K-State Alerts.
- After the tornado has passed, report any injuries. Call 911 for ambulance and fire; call the University Police (785-532-6412) to report building damage.
Residents may tune in to local radio and television stations for updated weather information, such as: B104.7 FM Country, 94.5 Country FM, 1350 AM News Talk, Sunny 102.5 FM and 101.5 K-Rock. Multiple weather resources are accessible from your smartphone.
Residents must be aware of developing storm situations so they are not taken by surprise. When a storm watch is issued, residents should mentally rehearse a plan of action so it seems routine when the warning sirens sound. The warning provides very little time to act — a few seconds to a few minutes.
In the event of a tornado warning, residents should proceed to the nearest storm shelter. Storm shelters are located on the first floor of all our "Modern" buildings — Buildings 1, 1A, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16. (See map (PDF).)
If it is impossible to go to a shelter, residents should seek protection in the first floor apartments, stay away from windows and try to get under a table or bed. The bathroom is another alternative; however, residents are encouraged to go to a shelter if possible since a basement is the safest place during a storm.
It is advisable all residents have a battery-powered portable radio and a flashlight. Storms occur at night, as well as in the daytime.
The all clear comes from 1350 KMAN and 91.5 KMKF‑FM radio stations in Manhattan. No one should leave shelters or premises until an all clear from these stations is given. A second blast of the siren indicates another storm has been sighted. It is not an all clear signal. K-State Alerts will also advise students when the tornado warning has expired.
On the first Monday of each month at 10:20 a.m., the city sirens, the siren on building V, and the power plant whistle are activated for test purposes only.