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September 10, 2013

Purdue Alert emergency notification test changed to 11 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 11)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A test of the Purdue Alert emergency notification is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 11).

The test was originally scheduled for 10 a.m., but the time was changed due to a scheduling conflict. It will include the campus outdoor all-hazard warning sirens and will be used to ensure that the various layers of the system are working properly and to provide the opportunity for practice, said Ron Wright, Purdue emergency preparedness director. The alert system includes campus-wide emailing, text messaging, the Purdue home page, sirens, and alert systems in the residence halls and on Boiler TV.

If there is inclement weather, the siren test will be canceled, but other layers of the Purdue Alert will be tested.

To register to receive emergency text message notifications, go to http://www.purdue.edu/securepurdue, click on "Change My Emergency Contact Number," enter your Purdue account name and password, click on "Emergency Contact Information" and enter your cell phone number.

The test is part of the university and Tippecanoe County safety officials' fourth annual Safety and Emergency Preparedness Day, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday on Centennial Mall.

The event will include interactive activities and information booths from campus and Tippecanoe County entities. The campus community can also interact with safety and security officials and learn about the myriad resources available on campus and in the area.

Writer: Jim Bush, 765-494-2077, jsbush@purdue.edu 

Source: Ron Wright, 765-494-0446, rdwright@purdue.edu