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MTSU plans tornado-siren test Sept. 2 for main cam...

MTSU plans tornado-siren test Sept. 2 for main campus, Miller complex

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MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus and at the Miller Coliseum Complex Monday, Sept. 2, at 11:20 a.m.

This will be a brief, routine test of the system, and no safety actions will be required. If there’s inclement weather in the area at the scheduled test time, the test will be canceled.

MTSU notifies the campus and surrounding neighborhoods before each siren test. The MTSU Police Department began a new “first Monday” tornado-siren testing schedule in August to minimize distractions for the campus and its neighbors and to create a simpler schedule that’s easier to remember.

When a siren test date falls on a university holiday, like Labor Day, the department will conduct the test at the regular time.

Members of the campus community can prepare for emergency weather situations anytime by checking MTSU’s list of recommended shelters at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUTornadoShelters. You also can see the full siren-testing schedule at www.mtsunews.com/tornado-siren-testing. Bookmark both sites!

Remember: When there’s a weather emergency, all students, faculty and staff automatically receive a Rave alert at their MTSU email addresses.

MTSU community members who also want text and/or voice alerts should visit www.mtsunews.com/weather and use the “click here and log in” link to make those notification changes.


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