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Sirens, Texts, Mass Mail and More: UVA to Test Emergency Notification System
In an emergency, accurate information is vital. The University maintains an emergency alert system to send information to students, faculty and staff who would be affected directly by a critical incident. UVA will test its system on Tuesday, June 20. After the test, an all clear will be issued. Here is what to expect:More...
Increase Your Chances for Surviving a Mass Shooting: RUN, HIDE, FIGHT
On April 16, 2007, in what was then the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, 32 people were killed on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, and more than a dozen were injured. As law enforcement and government agencies learn more about mass shooters and mass-shooting events, they have identified best practices for survival. The message is simple – RUN to leave the area; HIDE if you can’t leave; and as a last resort, FIGHT. Your survival may depend on whether you are aware of your surroundings and know what to do before a gunman attacks.More...
By Any Name, Tornadoes Wreak Havoc
Known by a variety of names including tornadoes, twisters, typhoons, or cyclones, these weather events devastate property and life. A powerful storm system in Virginia last year spawned at least eight tornadoes, killing four people in a single day. Because tornadoes can occur in any part of the state and at any time of year, it's important to plan and practice how to respond to a tornado warning. To encourage your awareness, the University will participate in Tornado Preparedness Day, March 21, by testing all components of its emergency notification system at 10:50 a.m.More...
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The University notifies registered users of an imminent threat via text message, email, and desktop alerts. UVA students and staff are eligible to register for these accounts.