Tornado drill scheduled for morning of March 2


Michael J. Collins, Editor-in-Chief

WKU will be testing its emergency communications network as part of a statewide tornado safety drill.

The test will be held at approximately 9:07 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2. The university will activate its outdoor warning speakers and test its emergency text system, according to Jace Lux, director of Media Relations.

“Across Kentucky, outdoor warning sirens will sound, weather alert radios will activate and television and radio stations will broadcast the alert, along with mobile devices,” Lux said in an email to students.

All campus activities will proceed as usual during the drill. Lux stated the test is an opportunity for students to learn where to seek shelter in case of an emergency and ensure they have access to emergency text alerts.

“Information on severe weather, tornado preparedness and how to sign up for WKU text alerts is available on the WKU Emergency Preparedness page and on the WKU Emergency and Weather-Related Communications page,” Lux stated.

Editor-in-Chief Michael J. Collins can be reached at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @MJCollinsNews.