Campus Security - Weather Related Information

Inclement Weather Information
When snow and ice make driving conditions hazardous or campus sidewalks and parking lots difficult to clear, classes may be canceled. Classes at outreach centers may be canceled independently of main campus, and vice versa. North Idaho College school closure information will be communicated via Cardinal Contact (voice/text/email notification system), homepage, NIC Snow Closure Line at (800) 254-4526, Facebook, Twitter, and local media. Announcements will be made by approximately 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday for daytime classes and by approximately 2 p.m. Monday through Friday for classes that begin at 4 p.m. or later. 


Flooding and water damage
  • During business hours, notify the facilities office at 769-3413. After hours and holidays, call campus security at 769-3310. Give the exact location and severity of the leak.
  • Notify your supervisor
  • If there are electrical appliances or outlets near the leak, use caution. Do not step into standing water.


Winter weather
  • NIC will occasionally cancel classes when severe winter weather threatens. To confirm that the college is closed, check the NIC website, local radio and TV stations, or call the NIC switchboard at 769-3300, or weather hotline.
  • Do not drive unless you must
  • If caught in your car during winter storm, wait in your car to be found
  • Wear several layers of loose-fitting, light weight, warm clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing.
  • Wear mittens instead of gloves and wear a hat or cap
  • What for symptoms of frostbite and hypothermia


Thunder and lightning storms
  • In a forest, seek shelter in a low area under a thick growth of small trees
  • In an open area, go to a low place such as a ravine or valley
  • In open water, get to land and find shelter immediately
  • If you feel your hair stand on end (indicates that lightning is about to strike), squat low to the ground on the balls of your feet. Place your hands over your ears and your head between your knees. Minimize your contact to the ground. DO NOT lie flat on the ground.


  • Take cover under a study desk, table, or bench or against an inside wall.
  • If there isn’t a desk or table or desk near you, cover your face and head with your arms and crouch in an inside corner of the building
  • Stay away from glass, windows, outside doors and walls, and anything that can all and hurt you
  • Do not enter or exit the building during shaking
  • Use flashlights. Do not use matches, lighters, candles, or electrical switches
  • If evacuation is ordered, proceed to the appropriate assembly area
  • Do not move seriously injured persons unless they are in obvious, immediate danger.
  • Avoid using telephones except to report severe emergencies
  • Inform emergency and rescue personnel of any trapped person(s)