Closings & Emergencies


Posted March 20, 2018 - 7 a.m.

TCC will participate in the statewide Tornado Drill on Tuesday, March 20, at 9:45 a.m. This is a statewide initiative conducted by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service.

All buildings at each TCC Campus will be involved in the Tornado Drill.  All faculty, staff, and students are required to take part in the drill.

At approximately 9:45 a.m., the National Weather Service will send a test tornado warning over NOAA Weather Radios. This test signal will sound a tone alert, show a test message or flash to indicate a message, simulating what people would hear or see during an actual tornado warning. Local radio stations, TV stations and cable outlets will also broadcast the test message via the Emergency Alert System.

In addition, TCC will send out an announcement via TCC Alerts, the college’s emergency notification system.

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TCC Alerts is a free service that immediately contacts you during situations that affect college operations.

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TCC Alerts delivers important emergency alerts, notifications and updates to you via email and all handheld devices. Parents and family members of TCC students can sign up, too.

TCC Alerts is your personal connection to real-time updates, instructions on where to go, what to do, or what not to do, who to contact and other important information.

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Closings & Emergencies FAQs

Who decides that TCC will close and when a decision will be made?
The college’s administration determines whether and when the college will be closed or delayed.

When the college is closed, are classes canceled?
The closing of TCC does not necessarily mean classes are canceled. Faculty members include guidelines on their syllabi regarding alternate arrangements in the event of an unscheduled closing or late opening.

How do I find out if TCC will be closed or delayed?
Sign up for TCC Alerts to receive immediate text and email notification of changes affecting students, faculty and staff. We will post all updates about closings and delays on and on our Facebook and Twitter pages. The college also partners with newspapers and radio and TV stations to broadcast closings and delays.

Have a question about TCC Alerts? Email us or call 757-822-1495.