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Valarie Smith
Executive Secretary

National Preparedness Month: Outdoor Sirens Help Warn Campus

National Preparedness Month: outdoor sirens

Houston, Sept. 15, 2017 —The University of Houston Outdoor Warning Siren System is designed to alert students, faculty, staff and visitors in the event of an emergency where it is unsafe to be outdoors.

The system is activated by the University and provides a quick method of notifying the entire campus with an audible tone that can be heard outdoors. It is meant to alert everyone to seek shelter indoors.

During an emergency, the siren system is used in conjunction with the UH ALERT emergency notification system, which includes other communication channels like text, email, the UH ALERT website, social media channels, digital signage and the UH Redline mobile app.

For more information and to view FAQs, visit the UH Outdoor Warning Siren System website. The UH community may also print out and post the Siren Awareness poster in their buildings.

September is National Preparedness Month. Every week this month, the UH Office of Emergency Management is providing important information and tips to the UH community.

About the University of Houston

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city, UH serves nearly 44,000 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.