INFORMATIONAL MESSAGE FROM ALERT CAROLINA: Maintenance Requires Siren Activation, Thurs., March 12


Officials are conducting maintenance on two of the Alert Carolina siren / public address system towers on Thursday, March 12, 2015—one located near Hinton James Residence Hall and the other located off Mason Farm Road.  This maintenance will require separate activation of the towers that will sound an audible “wail” siren followed by a test message via the tower’s public address system.  The tower activations will occur between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 12.  Periodic maintenance ensures that the system will operate effectively in the event of a real campus emergency.

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.