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June 19, 2013 - 7:08 am

Subject: INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA: Message from Chief Jeff McCracken: Emergency Drill at Davis Library today (June 19)

June 19, 2013

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

This is a reminder message that we’ll conduct an emergency drill today (June 19) at Davis Library until 2 p.m.

During the drill there will be no access to the 7th and 8th floors of Davis Library. I encourage you to use other campus libraries during this time if possible. You can find information about the hours for each campus library at

The area surrounding Davis Library will be blocked to pedestrians and vehicles, and Chapel Hill Transit service will be re-routed. Much of Raleigh Street will be blocked, and vehicles will be routed down Country Club Road. There will be access to the Cobb parking deck.

The drill will focus on how the University works with local emergency responders if there is an actual emergency on campus, particularly if the situation occurs in a high-traffic centrally located facility.

During the drill, actors will portray gunmen, hostages and victims to simulate the University’s response to an actual emergency on campus. Police officers will be stationed around the perimeter of the emergency drill area, which will be clearly marked with barricades and signs explaining that a drill is in progress. Emergency vehicles and personnel will be visible in and around the library area, and uniformed responders will react as they would in an actual emergency.

Be sure to check for the latest information about this drill and other important information about campus safety.

Chief Jeff McCracken, Director of Public Safety

About Informational Messages: The University sends an Informational Message to inform the campus community about a situation that is not an emergency, but is expected to be of significant interest to the campus. An Informational Message is one of three tiers of communication under the University’s revised emergency communications plan. Emergency Warning refers to a siren activation for a significant emergency. And a Timely Warning is issued if there is a continuing danger AND notification will not compromise law enforcement efforts. Sponsored by the UNC Department of Public Safety