U.Va. to Join Statewide Tornado Drill Tuesday

March 16, 2009 — Tornado Preparedness Day is Tuesday. The University of Virginia is participating in the statewide tornado drill at 9:45 a.m. During the test of the emergency notification system you may:

•    Receive a text message, if you have signed up for U.Va. Alerts;

•    Receive an e-mail on your University email account;

•    Receive a page if you are part of the U.Va. Health System;

•    See a test message on the U.Va. homepage; or

•    Hear the siren and announcement if you are outside.

If you are not in a meeting, a class, or engaged in a critical activity, practice moving to a safe location or take a minute to plan how you would shelter from a tornado. This minute of effort may save your life one day.

Please help us evaluate the drill by completing a brief survey.

If you have comments or questions about the drill, contact the Office of Emergency Preparedness at 434-982-0565 or uvaoep@virginia.edu.