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March 28, 2013

Purdue sirens could activate multiple times Saturday (March 30) morning as part of county test

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The seven sirens placed around Purdue University's campus will be activated intermittently between 9 a.m. and noon Saturday (March 30) as part of a Tippecanoe County Emergency Management testing.

The agency is testing its new narrow-banding programming upgrades in new county siren zones. The activation of the Purdue sirens should not be for the full three minutes, as the sirens typically sound during an emergency, said Ron Wright, the university's director of emergency preparedness and planning. In most cases, he said, the sirens will sound in short bursts.

The sirens could be activated multiple times, according to Tippecanoe County Emergency Management.

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

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