Severe Weather

The U.S. Weather Bureau describes storm conditions by two (2) classifications, a Watch or a Warning. This applies to the reporting of severe thunderstorms, the approach of weather conditions favoring the formation of tornadoes, a hurricane condition, a winter storm condition, etc. A Watch becomes effective when atmospheric conditions are right to produce the particular weather phenomenon. A Warning means that the weather condition is occurring and appropriate safety precautions should be taken immediately.

Except in very rare circumstances, the decision to re-locate tenants in the building to a safe location based on the above weather reports will not be made by the Management Office, but rather by each Tenant Company. However, in the event these conditions do exist, the following guidelines should be kept in mind:

  • Do Not Panic.
  • Move away from outside windows. If the windows in your offices are supplied with blinds, close the blinds and the office doors (this will provide protection from broken glass) and lock all desk drawers and take all items of value with you if time permits.
  • Move towards the building interior corridors, including elevator lobbies, restrooms or stairwells and stay away from large expanses of glass and windows.
    Do not use the elevators and do not return to your office until advised to do so.

Telephone Building Security at 312-917-4330 from a safe location to report any broken windows. Give the floor number and location on the floor where the window(s) have broken and stay away from the area.

Falling Ice and Snow Accumulation

Ice and Snow occasionally accumulates on wall and ledge surfaces of high-rise buildings. After forming, these accumulations eventually fall from the building creating a hazardous condition. When these falling deposits occur, Building Management may cordon off areas for safety. Signs will be posted with instructions to use alternate entrance and exit paths until the hazardous conditions have been alleviated.

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