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Outdoor warning system test set during Severe Weather Awareness Week

University to promote education and awareness – critical components of the Oakland County Severe Weather Warning System


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In conjunction with Severe Weather Awareness Week, which is set for March 21-28, Oakland University will join the Oakland County Homeland Security Division in conducting a special test and activation of the campus Outdoor Warning System at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24. All campus community members are advised to remember that this is just a test.

This exercise will be conducted in addition to regular tests of the Outdoor Warning System that take place at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month starting in March and continuing through November. Again, campus community members should remember that these are only tests.

The university advocates awareness of, education about and preparedness for severe weather. In the event of an actual warning, faculty, staff and students would be encouraged to follow response recommendations provided on the OU Emergency Management website.

All are advised to review and regularly revisit these recommendations in preparation for a severe weather situation that could occur at any time. Additional information on severe weather safety is available on the Oakland County Emergency Management website.

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