Welcome to ZagReady!
Welcome to the main resource for emergency preparedness education materials for the Gonzaga University community. Gonzaga is a safe and secure campus, and natural emergencies or disasters are relatively rare occurrences in Spokane. However, there is always the possibility that a hazard, weather event, or other disaster might impact the Gonzaga community. Preparedness and planning before an event helps increase the resiliency of individuals and the campus population.
This page is under development, so check back frequently for more content and information.
Hazard - Specific Resources
Visit each of the pages below for helpful information on the specific hazards that impact the Gonzaga University community.
- Air Quality Concerns
- Extreme Heat
Some Important Terms to Know:
Watch: Forecast issued well in advance to alert the public of the possibility of a particular weather related hazard (e.g. tornado watch, flash flood watch). The occurrence, location and timing may still be uncertain. If you receive a watch notification, prepare to take action.
Warning: Forecast issued when weather or hazard is "imminent" or already occurring (e.g., tornado warning, flood warning). A warning is used for conditions posing threat to life or property. If you receive a warning notification, take protective action immediately.
Evacuate: To immediately leave a hazard location (ie: building, area of campus, etc.) due to an immediate health or life-threatening hazard.
Shelter in Place: To go and stay indoors when a situation occurs that may be a hazard to health or is life-threatening. Stay inside, lock doors/windows, shut off fans and air conditioners. Remain in place until told it is safe to leave.