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WKU to participate in statewide tornado safety drill March 3

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.

statewide-tornado-safety-drill-march-3-2017This 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.

More: Information on severe weather, tornado preparedness and how to sign up for WKU text alerts is available on the WKU Emergency Preparedness page.

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More: WKU Emergency Preparedness page; WKU Police Department’s emergency and weather information page; Faculty and Staff Emergency Procedures Handbook.

Contact: Media Relations, (270) 745-4295

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