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Campus Safety Awareness Month

National Preparedness Month

  • Part 3: UH Outdoor Warning Siren System

    The Office of Emergency Management brings you part 3 in our 4-part series for National Preparedness Month. This week we will share information on the University of Houston Outdoor Warning Siren System.  The system is designed to alert students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the impending outdoor danger.  The university activates the system 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 campus with an audible tone that can be heard outdoors, alerting students, faculty, and staff to seek shelter indoors.  Also, during an actual emergency, the Outdoor Warning Siren is used in conjunction with the UH Alert emergency notification system.  The UH Outdoor Warning Siren System is used in conjunction with other communication channels like text, e-mail, UH Alert website, social media channels and digital signage. 
  • Part Two: UH ALERT – STAY INFORMED

    uh alertThe Office of Emergency Management brings you Part 2 in our 4-part series for National Preparedness Month. This week we are discussing the importance of always being in the know. To ensure that you receive accurate and up-to-date information during an emergency, all your “Personal Information” must be updated for the University of Houston Emergency Alert System. 

    More information can be found on the UH ALERT website: https://alerts.uh.edu/update-contact-information/  

    UH ALERT utilizes multiple notification methods in an effort to reach out to students, faculty and staff during an emergency. The UH ALERT Emergency Notification System utilizes the following channels to send emergency messages: 

  • Part One: EMERGENCY PLANNING – DO YOU HAVE A PLAN?

    preparedness-month-highlight.jpgThe Office of Emergency Management is kicking off the 2022 National Preparedness Month with some helpful information and tips. Part 1 in our 4-part series for National Preparedness Month discusses making a plan with students, faculty, staff, family, and friends. It’s essential always to take the needed steps to prepare for any emergency, and the best way to do that is with a plan. Your plan should include everything from how you communicate with each other to meeting places if you lose contact with a loved one. Always be prepared with a plan. Details on how to make a family emergency plan can be found at the Ready.gov website.

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