February 21, 2012
In preparation for severe weather season, Texas Tech will test its outdoor siren system Wednesday (Feb. 22). The sirens will sound for one minute at approximately 10:50 a.m.
During an actual severe weather emergency, the Texas Tech Police will activate the outdoor siren system. If practical, the outdoor sirens will be augmented by the use of loudspeakers on university police vehicles broadcasting instructions and/or Texas Tech Police sounding the cars’ police sirens. In these situations, individuals should IMMEDIATELY seek shelter in a safe area. More tips can be found on the FEMA Web site.
“The safety of our university community is our top priority,” said Ronald Phillips, university counsel and emergency management coordinator. “We test our sirens once a year and our TechAlert! system at least twice a year. It’s important that our students, faculty and staff know the sound of our sirens and what to do when they are activated. It’s also vital that we have current phone, text message and e-mail contacts so that our emergency communications system can get the latest information out as fast as possible.”
In case of a weather emergency, the TechAlert! and siren systems are only one of several tools the university will use to alert the campus, including the university’s home page at www.ttu.edu. Other facets of the university’s multiple, redundant emergency notification methods include:
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