Severe Weather Information

Baker Alert System and Weather Closings

The Baker Alert System notifies the campus community of emergencies and threats to physical safety in emergency situations: tornado, violence, hazardous material incident, college closure, etc. Notification is by cell phone, landline phone, e-mail and text-message.

When a threat or campus emergency is identified, Baker Alert uses contact information from the college's official directory data (updated via the SOLAR System) to simultaneously send thousands of messages directly to students, faculty, and staff using cell phone numbers, home phone numbers, office phone numbers, e-mail and text messages.

The system automatically includes all current students, faculty, and staff on a specific campus, based on their presence in the Baker Directory. However, you should make sure the SOLAR System Directory has up-to-date information for you. And if you want to be notified by cell phone, voice, and/or text-message, you'll need to make sure your appropriate numbers are included in the Baker Alert database.

If you want to change your emergency contact information, log in to the SOLAR System and edit your contact information to add or check your emergency contact number(s).


Local News Stations:
FOX 2 News
WDIV - TV Channel 4
WXYZ - TV Channel 7

Michigan's seasons bring the potential for severe weather. Spring, summer and even fall have the potential for severe storms and tornadoes. This is a good time to remind everyone where the tornado shelters are located for each of the classroom and community buildings on our campus. Main Building: Shelter is located on the 1st floor on the northeast side of the building.

Main Building: Shelter is located on the 1st floor on the northeast side of the building.

Tech Building: Main Hall near Tech 9, Tech 10, Tech 11, and Tech 12

These locations will allow sufficient shelter for tornados because there are a limited amount of windows located in these areas.  If students and staff are unable to report to these areas during a tornado they should report to a bathroom on the first floor.

The Baker College System