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Ginger Walker
Emergency Management Specialist Planning and Business Continuity

September is National Preparedness Month: This Week's Focus is Siren Awareness

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Houston, Sept. 2, 2015 — As the second week of the National Preparedness Campaign approaches, the focus turns to awareness of the University of Houston's Outdoor Warning Siren System.

The UH Office of Emergency Management encourages everyone to visit the Siren Awareness page. The siren system is part of the emergency alert notification system and is designed to alert students, faculty, staff and visitors of impending outdoor danger.

The system is activated by the UH Department of Public Safety in the event of an emergency when it may be unsafe to be outdoors.

The siren provides a quick method of notifying the entire campus with an audible tone that can be heard outdoors alerting students, faculty and staff to seek shelter indoors.

During a real emergency, the siren system is used in conjunction with other communication channels such as email, the UH Emergency Operations Center website and text messaging.

Many more resources are available on the UH Office of Emergency Management website. Also, like them on the University of Houston Office of Emergency Management Facebook page where preparedness tips and resources are provided periodically.

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 41,000 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.