Weather Alert: Tornado Watch for the Hampton Roads area

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Please be advised that a Tornado Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for an area that includes Hampton Roads cities from now until 3:00 p.m. A Tornado Watch means that conditions are favorable for a tornado to form in the watch area. Stay tuned to local media outlets and weather alert radios for further updates. Be prepared to take cover on short notice. Storm Shelter Safe Areas are located throughout Thomas Nelson Community College campuses as indicated by yellow stickers above the doors.

At this time, the College is open for classes and office operations. In the event of a power outage, please note that candles/open flames are prohibited in campus buildings. College officials are monitoring weather conditions in efforts to provide further updates. For information on severe weather preparation, visit or


TNCC Offers Motorcycle Training and Safety Classes Every Weekend

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Spring is here. Prepare for your first ride of the season by taking a Motorcycle Training and Safety Class. Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development offers classes every weekend at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center located at 600 Butler Farm Road, Room 1118 in Hampton.

COST: $100, plus a $35 registration fee.

Three-day class meets 6-9 p.m. on Friday, 7 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. on Saturday from 7 a.m.- 1  p.m. on Sunday.

Two-day class meets 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m.–7 p.m. on Sunday. Call 757-825-2758 or visit to register.

TNCC to Participate in Statewide Tornado Drill, March 15

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Thomas Nelson Community College  (TNCC)  will test its emergency notification procedures on Tuesday, March 15 during a statewide tornado drill at 9:45 a.m. The date is designated as Tornado Preparedness Day in the Commonwealth.

During the drill, all components of the College’s emergency notification process will be tested including campus-wide student, faculty and staff e-mail, TNCC internet homepage alerts and e2Campus. Used by roughly 650 campuses nationwide, e2Campus is a web-based unified emergency notification system that enables the transmission of instant alerts to cell phones, land lines and/or several other communications devices.


TNCC Police Host Free Safety Symposium, Public Invited

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Department of Police and Security invites all students, faculty, staff and the public to a Safety Symposium on Tuesday, October 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium located in Templin Hall, Hampton campus.

The free event provides updates on issues that impact security and safety on campus. Special guests in law enforcement and public safety from throughout the area will be on hand to present information on an array of topics. Please support this great community partnership. The schedule is as follows:


Tornado Preparedness Day and Drill : March 17, 2009

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As part of the Thomas Nelson Community College’s effort to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff, the College is participating in the annual statewide mandatory tornado drill scheduled for 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2009. We ask everyone to participate in this state mandated activity. Tornadoes can happen anytime, anywhere, with little or no warning. Knowing what to do when seconds count can save lives.


Governor Kaine Declares State of Emergency

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Governor Timothy M. Kaine declared a state of emergency today, directing state agencies to take all reasonable actions necessary to protect the health and safety of Virginians from the potentially damaging effects of Tropical Storm Hanna.

“Current forecasts predict Hanna will bring tropical storm force winds to Virginia, causing coastal flooding and the very real possibility of tornadoes and power outages,” Governor Kaine said. “Virginians should listen to their local government representatives and local news media for instructions for the duration of the storm.”