Health, Safety, and Severe Weather

At the University of Iowa, fostering a climate of safety and respect is an essential priority. We recognize that all of us—students, faculty, staff, and other members of our community—can achieve our best only in a safe, healthy, and inclusive environment.  See related resources and emergency contact information.

Iowa is located in what is called the North Temperate Zone, where there can be considerable seasonal--and even daily--variation in the weather.  Severe weather you may experience while living in Iowa includes thunderstorms, tornados, floods, blizzards, and heat waves.  Preparation is key.  For weather conditions and information about preparing for different storms, please listen to local radio or television weather reports or visit: