Tornado Warning Sirens, Desktop Notification System (Alertus) Being Tested Wednesday


Southeast will test its tornado warning siren system/desktop notification system (Alertus) at noon Wednesday, April 4. Both systems are tested regularly at noon on the first Wednesday of each month. Those on or near campus can expect to hear the sirens sound outside at noon after a verbal alert that “this is a test,” and students in residence halls will hear an indoor alert. In the event of severe weather, the test will be postponed. Those using personal computers connected to the University’s local area network can expect to see a test message from the desktop notification system (Alertus) appear on their office computer’s screen at noon. The desktop notification system (Alertus) will be used to deliver information regarding weather alerts or other emergencies. If you do not receive an emergency alert test message, please send an e-mail message to For more information on the desktop notification system (Alertus), visit For more information on the tornado warning sirens, visit the Southeast news release archives: