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UB Alert: Emergency Information
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Police / Fire / Medical / Suspicious Behavior: 716-645-2222Police: 716-645-2222
Non-emergency hazardous material concerns: 716-829-3301

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  • Give your name, location and phone number.
  • Describe what happened.
  • Do not hang up until asked.
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Severe Weather

During a severe weather emergency, please follow this general advice. If you must travel, please be very careful. Above all, keep in mind your safety is paramount.

  • If directed, seek shelter inside a building until notified by officials that it is safe to leave.
  • If flooding occurs, seek higher ground and avoid standing or moving water.
  • Stay away from downed electrical lines or devices.

What you need to know

Answers to common questions about severe weather and other severe conditions that cause a change to UB's regularly scheduled operations.

In the event of an actual weather-related emergency, you can find updates on impacted campus services at