On Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 12 p.m., Tulane University Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response, in cooperation with Tulane University Police Department, will conduct a 5- to 10-minute test of Tulane's outdoor warning sirens plus emergency text/email and ALERTUS notification software. These are all part of a communication protocol that we may use in the event of an emergency.
The tones are distinct and very loud, and will be followed by a voice announcement. Although the sirens are intended to warn people who are outside of buildings, they will probably be audible to most building occupants depending on ambient noise levels. TUPD will have personnel near the sirens to monitor that they functioning properly as well as answer any questions pedestrians in the area may have.
If you have the ALERTUS software installed on your computer, you should see a message on your screen during the test. When an emergency text or email message is issued, the ALERTUS software receives the message from university servers and displays the message on users' computer screens. Users must acknowledge the message before they can continue to use their computers. Click here for more information on placing ALERTUS on your computer.
Feel free to contact Donald Veals, Manager of Emergency Preparedness and Response, if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-862-8266.