Seek Shelter in Inclement Weather

In the event of severe weather

In the event the College remains open, you (students and staff) are encouraged to consider your own safety when making travel decisions. Faculty and supervisors are asked to be understanding when people are absent because of weather-related circumstances. Butler facility closings refer to offices and classes in El Dorado, Andover, Rose Hill, and McConnell. Other locations are subject to individual facility closings.

In case of Severe Weather (Rev. 7/13)

For Information on Closings

  • Check the Butler Switchboard, 316.321.2222
  • You’ll receive a text from the Butler’s Emergency Alert Reporting System (BEARS). Not signed up? Sign up now.
  • Check Butlercc.edu homepage for a yellow alert notification.
  • Tune-in to these media outlets:  
    • Television: KWCH (Channel 12), KAKE (Channel 10), KSNW (Channel 3);
    • Radio: KDGS, KEYN, KFH, KNSS,KFBZ, KDFI, KYQQ, KMXW, KFXJ, KICT, KFTI-AM, KKRD, KRZZ, KRBB, and KZSN.

Severe Weather Shelter Areas

The “alert and take cover” signal is a continuous wail of the campus siren. Also, emergency notifications will be made via the Public Address system, and via the digital desk set telephones. When hearing these signals, immediately move to a shelter area and take cover away from glass and doorways. The “all clear” will be received either by word from administration officials or from the El Dorado Department of Public Safety. All buildings have posted the location of the nearest shelter areas:

El Dorado
Building Shelter Room/Area If Time Permits
100 Room 115 - away from doors & windows. Interior restrooms 200 bldg. Downstairs
200 Downstairs restrooms  
300 Room 314 or restrooms 500 bldg. Lower.
400 Men's Restroom (not any shop or storage area) 500 bldg. Lower.
500 Downstairs  
600 Downstairs restrooms, AR interior offices 500 bldg. Lower.
700 Basement area  
800 Restrooms and lower level rooms 804A-C  
900 Vault and restrooms 500 bldg. Lower.
1000 Interior L-Shapes hallway by President's dining room 700 bldg. Downstairs
1200/1700  Break room, Safety room/storm shelter, east side 700 bldg. Downstairs
1300  Lower lobby restrooms, north/south hallways & stairwells 800 bldg
1400  Interior restrooms/stairwells 700 bldg. Downstairs
1500 Downstairs restrooms, hallsways from rooms 103-109 & 134-142  
1600 Classroom at the northeeast corner of building  
1800 Lower level restrooms, east & west hallways and stairwells 700 bldg. Downstairs
1900 Interior hallways office area 500 bldg. Lower.
2000 Basement interior hallway  
131 N Haverhill Vault, restroom  
2318 W Central Any interior office or room  
Andover
Building Shelter Room/Area
9100

Interior restrooms

6000 Interior hallways
5000 Interior classrooms underneath messanine level

 

Other Butler Locations
Building Shetler Room Area
Council Grove Interior hallways
Marion Lower level hallway
McConnell As directed by McConnell Air Force Base
Rose Hill Interior hallways