MTSU will not conduct its routine monthly test of campus tornado sirens on campus today, April 14, because of stormy weather forecast throughout the day.
The brief test had been planned for 12:20 p.m. today. Officials said they wanted to prevent any potential confusion about the siren test if a thunderstorm happened to be imminent when the sirens sounded.
Testing will resume as planned next month.
The university notifies the campus and surrounding neighborhoods before these tests each month. Tests are conducted on alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays to minimize distractions for classes and campus neighbors.
Members of the campus community can prepare for emergency weather situations anytime by checking MTSU’s list of “safe places” at http://bit.ly/MTSUSafePlaces. You also can make note of the siren-testing schedule by visiting http://mtsunews.com/tornado-siren-testing. Bookmark both sites!
Remember that, in the event of a weather emergency, all students, faculty and staff automatically receive a Rave alert at their MTSU email addresses. If you’re not already receiving text and/or voice alerts too, visit http://mtsunews.com/weather and use the “click here and log in” link to make those notification changes.