Severe Weather Information

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.

Tornado Shelter Information

100 Wing: Students and staff should take cover in the hallway between the fire doors, and room 101; the half hallway up to the fire doors and inside the bathrooms.

200 Wing: Students and staff should take cover in the hallway between the two fire doors from the Library and the Learning Center; the half hallway up to the fire doors and inside the bathrooms.

Student Center and Fitness Center: Students should take cover in the fitness center bathrooms and locker rooms.

300 Wing: Students should take cover in the hallway in the 300 wing between the vet tech room and room 308.

400 Wing Lower level: Students should take cover in rooms 402, 403, and 405.

400 Wing Upper Lever: Students should take cover in the hallway outside rooms 402, 403, 405, and in the lower level of the stairwell.

Baker Alert System

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.

To confirm, edit, or add your emergency contact numbers, log in to the SOLAR System.

Weather Closings

All students are automatically signed up to receive Emergency Notification System messages, text messages or email alerts in the event of a class cancellation or school closing. All students need to make sure all personal information is correct so they can receive the vital information when the emergency arises. The Emergency Notification System to receive automatic voice messages, text messages or email alerts in the event of a class cancellation or school closing.   For more information, please visit http://www.baker.edu/departments/campussafety/alerts/

Students are requested to call the Baker College Weather line at 231-876-3449 for updated information on weather related school closings. If the college declares a weather emergency and cancels classes, the following TV and radio stations will announce the closings.

TV

  • WMBN (1340 WWTV (Channel 9 & 10)
  • WFQX (Channel 33)
  • WPBN (Channel 7 & 4)

RADIO

  • WKLT (97.5 FM)
  • WKPK (106.7 FM)
  • WBYB (92.5 FM)
  • WICA (91.5 FM)
  • WKHQ (105.9 FM)
  • WJQZ (92.9 FM)
  • WTCM (103.5 FM)
  • WATT (1240 AM)
  • WUPS (98.5 FM)
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