With the severe weather in Sioux Falls and the surrounding areas in recent weeks, Globe University-Sioux Falls wants to remind students how to stay safe in the cold temperatures.
If you have not already, put together a car safety kit or purchase one with all essential equipment. The kit should include:
- Shovel and ice scraper
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Jumper cables and tire chains
- Non-perishable food items
- Blankets or sleeping bags
- First aid kit and medications
If you are stranded on the side of your road, do not leave your vehicle or attempt to walk to a nearby location. This can be detrimental to your health and safety on the road.
Call 9-1-1 if stranded and take note of your location or nearby landmarks to describe to emergency responders. If road conditions become dangerous, pull over to the side with your hazard lights on and wait for winds and snow to die down.
Never allow your fuel tank to go below half a tank during the winter months. Always be prepared for severe winter weather and pay attention to local weather reports. Do not travel on highways or interstates unless absolutely necessary during severe weather conditions.
Our students’ safety is very important to us. If you are not comfortable driving in certain conditions, please use your best judgement while traveling to and from campus. Call the front desk and let us know if you will be unable to attend class.
Our campus is always aware of weather conditions in Sioux Falls and the surrounding areas. If campus is closed and classes canceled, the information will appear on the local news station, Close Lines. We will also post the information on our Facebook page and send an e-mail to all students, staff, and faculty.