WILMINGTON — The local university will be testing its emergency alarm via the UNCWAlert system this week.
Locals shouldn’t be worried upon hearing the system activated June 6 through the 8. The UNCW Office of Environmental Health and Safety, university police and Office of University Relations are doing routine monitoring as to familiarize the campus community with notification procedures; the alert also helps with maintenance.
On June 6 and 7 there will be short bursts, “growling,” and/or speaker system messaging, according to a release from the university. Then on June 8, the quarterly full volume test will take place at noon, accompanied by activation of other alerting tools.
UNCW has three active campus locations in the county, including on S. College Road (main campus), Myrtle Grove (Center for Marine Studies) and Wrightsville Beach.
“To protect students, faculty, and staff at these locations, the UNCW siren will sound the alert tone for a tornado warning affecting any part of New Hanover County,” according to the release. “The alert tone will sound every 30 minutes while the warning is active. An all-clear tone will sound when the warning is over.”
All students, faculty and staff, as well as community members who signed up for emergency messages, will receive text alerts and messages.
Registration can be done here.
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