National Preparedness Month continues, and we're sounding off about the University of Houston Outdoor Warning Siren System. This system is designed to alert students, faculty, staff and visitors in the event of a shelter-in-place 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 message, email, the UH ALERT website, social media channels, digital signage and the UH GO mobile app.
If you hear the siren, remember to:
- Seek shelter indoors
- Check your email or text messages
- View the UH ALERT website
For more information and to view the 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. For general information about the UH ALERT System, visi this page.