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March 26, 2014

Open Purdue Twitter account established for emergency alerts

Purdue recently established an open Twitter account for anyone who would like to receive alerts and information on emergency situations at the West Lafayette campus.

To sign up:

* Sign up on Twitter: Twitter account holders can follow "@PurdueEmergency" to receive up-to-date information on campus emergencies. Note: The account will post only information related to campus emergencies and will mirror information that is being shared via Purdue's text alert messaging. 

The Twitter app also allows users to push the notifications from "@PurdueEmegency" to the main screen of their smartphone for immediate notification. Instructions to set up the Twitter app for push notifications is available on Twitter's support site.

* Sign up using text messaging: Type "follow Purdueemergency" to number "40404." The number should confirm, and then texts will begin.

Purdue officials also urge people to consult the Purdue home page at www.purdue.edu for information and ongoing updates.