WKU will participate in the statewide tornado safety drill on Friday (March 3). At approximately 9:07 a.m. (Central time), WKU will test its emergency communications network, including the outdoor warning speakers and emergency text messaging system.
This is an informational drill only and WKU will maintain normal activities during this test. As part of 2017 Severe Weather Awareness Week March 1-7, the National Weather Service, partnering with Kentucky Emergency Management and Kentucky Broadcasters Association, will conduct a tornado test message that will activate NOAA weather radios and broadcast media statewide.
Members of the WKU community are encouraged to use this drill as an opportunity to learn where to seek shelter on campus and also to make sure they are signed up for emergency text alerts through TopNet.
Severe weather alerts
- In the event of severe storm warnings for Warren County, tune to local weather reports on TV, radio or online, follow @wkunews or @WKUweather on Twitter, or the National Weather Service’s Louisville forecast office or @NWSLouisville. Additional sources of weather information include White Squirrel Weather, Kentucky Climate Center, Kentucky Mesonet, Meteorology Program, Meteorology Blog, College Heights Atmospheric Observatory for Students (CHAOS) on Twitter, White Squirrel Weather on Twitter and @WxOrNotBG.
- If a tornado warning is issued for Warren County, the WKU Police Department will activate WKU’s outdoor warning system and send an emergency text message to students, faculty and staff who have signed up for WKU’s emergency text alert system. To sign up or verify you are enrolled with the proper cell phone number, log into your WKU TopNet account.
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