Reporting an EmergencyCall the following numbers to report crimes in progress, life-threatening situations, personal injuries, traffic accidents, or suspicious activities:
NIH Bethesda (Main) CampusFrom an office phone: 911From a cell phone: 301-496-9911
Off-Campus in Bethesda/Rockville Area From an office phone: 9-911From a cell phone: 911
Note: Be sure to alert the building security guards of all incidents.
Tornado Watch indicates that conditions are favorable for the formation of a tornado.
Tornado Warning indicates that a tornado has been seen or appears on weather radar.
Hurricane Watch indicates that there is a threat of a hurricane within 36 hours or less.
Hurricane Warning indicates that hurricane conditions are expected within 24 hours or less.
Winter Storm Watch indicates that a severe winter storm may affect your area.
Winter Storm Warning indicates that a severe winter storm is occurring or will occur in your area.
It is important to identify your risk and remove, relocate, or secure anything you can:
Drop to the ground; take cover by getting under a sturdy table or other piece of furniture and hold on until the shaking stops. If there isn’t a table or desk near you, cover your face and head with your arms and crouch in an inside corner of the building.
Do not run out of the building during the shaking, as objects may be falling off the building and could cause serious injury or death.
Do not activate the fire alarm.
Please note that aftershocks could happen. These additional shaking events can be strong enough to do additional damage to already weakened structures and can occur in the first hours, days, weeks, or even months after the main earthquake.
Last Updated April 23, 2015
Last Reviewed February 05, 2014