Severe Weather Policy

Our Severe Weather Policy outlines the actions Pride Lafayette will take in response to various severe weather situations.

The Community Center will be OPEN when under:

  • A Winter Storm Watch
  • An Ice Storm Watch
  • A Winter Weather Advisory
  • A Freezing Rain Advisory
  • A Severe Thunderstorm Watch
  • A Severe Thunderstorm WARNING when not under a Tornado Watch (no sirens will be sounding; see below)
  • A Tornado Watch

The Community Center will be Center will be CLOSED when under:

  • A Winter Storm Warning
  • A Blizzard Warning
  • An Ice Storm Warning
  • A Severe Thunderstorm Warning when a Tornado Watch is in effect (sirens will sound)
  • Tornado Warning

In a tornado warning or a severe thunderstorm warning issued under a tornado watch, doors will remain unlocked if the Center was already open so those coming to the Center can opt to seek shelter with those at the Center. However, it is advised to seek shelter below ground if possible when sirens have sounded. Note that the Center has no basement. Also, be aware that the ground level shelter space at the Center is limited to our accessible restroom and the small interior office.