ODU To Test Siren Today During Tornado Drill
Old Dominion University's Police Department will activate its outdoor siren system at approximately 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, as part of a tornado drill conducted in conjunction with the Commonwealth of Virginia's Tornado Preparedness Day.
When the drill begins, the siren system will emit several high-pitched tones, followed by a verbal message that the alarm is a testing of the system. It is expected that the alarm will be heard in parts of the Lambert's Point, Highland Park and Larchmont neighborhoods.
The tornado preparedness drill will affect the staff and occupants in the following buildings only:
Student Recreation Center
Athletic Administration Building
Parking Services in Garage A
Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center
Building-emergency coordinators at each location will initiate emergency tornado preparedness procedures upon notification from public safety officials.
As a reminder, during a real tornado emergency, seek shelter in a windowless interior room (closet, bathroom, interior hall) on the lowest level of a building. For buildings that have basements, seek shelter in the basement. All members of the campus community are encouraged to review tornado preparedness plans at www.vaemergency.com.
For questions or more information, call ODU's Police Department at 683-4003.
This article was posted on: March 14, 2010
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