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Campus-Wide Tornado Drill To Be Run March 5

March 3, 2014
SHSU Media Contact: Jennifer Gauntt

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On Wednesday (March 5), at 10 a.m., Sam Houston State University will participate in a mock tornado drill.

tornadoDuring this time, the SHSU siren system will be activated and KatSafe will send out phone calls, text messages, emails, desktop notifications and messages through social media. Digital signage on campus will also reflect the mock warning.

The drill will last approximately 15 minutes, and another notification will be sent out by public address, social media and email when it is complete.

The mock tornado drill is being held as part of the Southeast Texas Severe Weather Awareness Week. Agencies in 23 counties will participate in this drill, including SHSU, Walker County and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

The drill is designed to give the citizens of southeast Texas a chance to determine if they can receive a warning and what to do when a warning is received or a tornado is occurring. All citizens in the southeast Texas area are being asked to participate.

Emergency drills are mandated by the State of Texas, and this mock tornado drill is sponsored by the National Weather Service.




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