Student Life

Inclement Weather Policy

What should I do in case of inclement weather?

Classes may be cancelled due to inclement weather. When students perceive that bad weather conditions may cause the college to close or be on a delayed opening, students should do one or more of the following to check the current status:

  • Check the college’s Facebook page for information.
  • Call the college’s phone line (270-827-1867). 
  • Check with local media (radio: WMSK and WSON; TV: WFIE TV14 and WEHT TV25 - notifications will be posted as quickly as the stations allow).
  • Look for an email in your KCTCS email and a SNAP message on your cell phone.
    • You should check your current SNAP status (http://kctcs.edu/snap) if you want to receive alerts. You were automatically signed up for SNAP emails and should receive SNAP texts if you have a correct mobile number listed in your PeopleSoft record. You should check both PeopleSoft and your SNAP account—and you may also opt out of SNAP texts through your SNAP account. Note any text charges would apply.

Your instructor(s) will notify you of work/class time to be completed for any cancelled classes. If your class is held at Henderson County High School, your class will follow the high school weather closure schedule. If your class is held at the HCC Herron Center in Morganfield or the IET bldg. on Pennell Street, Henderson, the class will follow the college’s weather closure schedule.

PLEASE NOTE: If a storm develops during the day, college administration will determine actions to be taken and will advise the College community. During periods of closure or delays, snow and ice removal operations will proceed using Maintenance & Operations (M&O) personnel, volunteers, and contractors when necessary. When the college is closed or on a delayed opening, it is important that other staff and students not come to campus before the announced opening time to allow the campus to be prepared for traffic.

What are the procedures for tornados?

During threatening weather, weather radios on campus will be monitored.

  • When a tornado watch is issued for the campus area, designated individuals in each building will pick up a walkie-talkie and establish communication with the Welcome Center or (after hours) the Library.
  • When a tornado warning is issued, all building occupants will be instructed to take cover in designated shelter areas. Communication will be made via radio, telephone, and SNAP.
  • All individuals will remain under cover until the all clear is given.
  • If damage has occurred, please notify the administration or dial x19777. Secure the area and keep personnel away. Evacuate staff and students from damaged buildings.
  • Be available to assist emergency responders as requested and where possible.

Where are tornado shelter locations? 

Administration Building: Basement hallway

Arts and Sciences Building: First floor hallway between lobby areas

Academic Technical Building: First floor lobby area near elevators. Avoid windows in main hallway.

Library: First floor interior hallway

Student Center: Basement hallway or restrooms

Sullivan Technology Center: First floor inner hallway

Fine Arts Center: Orchestra pit or hallway in backstage area

Industrial and Engineering Technology Building: Interior hallway in rear of the building

Herron Center: Interior hallways near Adult Ed and Child Care