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Ginger Walker
Emergency Management Specialist

UH Community Should Be Aware of Outdoor Warning Siren System


Houston, August 29, 2016 — Did you know that the University of Houston has an outdoor warning siren system?

The outdoor warning siren is part of the University's emergency alert notification system. The system is designed to notify students, faculty, staff and visitors of impending outdoor danger. It is activated by the UH Department of Public Safety in the event of an emergency when it may be unsafe to be outdoors.

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

Also, during a real emergency, the siren is used in conjunction with other communication channels like email, the UH Emergency Operations Center website at and text messaging. Visit the siren awareness webpage for additional information.

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