Drill to highlight safety procedures
Participants will be asked to consider emergency procedures during alarm
Alarm systems that include severe weather alert messages in facilities
across KU’s Lawrence campus will be activated during the morning
of Tuesday, March 16, as part of a statewide tornado drill.
The university will respond to Douglas County sirens by activating its
internal warning and “all clear” signals. The warning will
cycle through twice and the “all clear” will be given once.
Participants will not be asked to take shelter during this drill but rather
to consider emergency procedures in the case of an actual warning.
An evening drill including sirens on the same day will not involve the
KU’s severe weather policy and other emergency policies and safety
recommendations can be found at www.ku.edu/emergency.
If there is a possibility of severe weather, the drill will be postponed
until Thursday, March 18.
The drill is part of statewide activities during Severe Weather Awareness
Week, March 15 through 19.
Information about the Kansas Severe Weather Awareness Week and storm information
can be found at www.crh.noaa.gov/top/SWAW/swaw04.htm.
KU facilities with weather alert systems:
• Margaret Amini Scholarship Hall
• K.K. Amini Scholarship Hall
• Anschutz Pavilion/Wagnon/Anderson/Parrott
• Child Care Facility (Hilltop Child Development Center)
• Dole Institute of Politics
• Dyche Hall
• Eaton Hall
• Ellsworth Hall
• Haworth Hall—Stewart Wing
• Joseph R. Pearson Hall
• Kansas Union
• Lewis Hall/Mrs. E’s
• Lied Center/Bales Recital Hall
• McCollum Hall—NTS section
• Murphy Hall
• Strong Hall
• Student Recreation Fitness Center
• Templin/Visitors Center
• Twente Hall
• Watkins Memorial Health Center