SE Alerts, Tornado Warning Sirens Being Tested Today

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Southeast will test its tornado warning siren system and SE Alerts notification system at noon today, Sept. 5. 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. In addition, an SE Alerts email with a test message will be sent to all active faculty, staff and student University email accounts, and an SE Alerts text message will be sent to all active faculty, staff and student cell phones on file with the University. Also, 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) is 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 helpdesk@semo.edu. For more information on the desktop notification system (Alertus), visit http://www.semo.edu/SEalerts/. For more information on the tornado warning sirens, visit http://www.semo.edu/pdf/old/DPS_Outdoor_Siren_Brochure.pdf. For more information on SE Alerts, visit semo.edu/sealerts.