March 12, 2004

Contact: John Mullens, KU Office of Public Safety, (785) 864-5908.

KU to examine emergency procedures during statewide tornado drill March 16

LAWRENCE -- Facilities across the Lawrence campus of the University of Kansas will practice emergency procedures during the morning of Tuesday, March 16, as part of a statewide tornado drill.

The university will respond to Douglas County sirens by activating its internal warning and all clear signals. The warning will cycle through twice and the all clear will be given once.

Participants will not be asked to take shelter during this drill but rather to consider emergency procedures in the case of an actual warning.

An evening drill, including sirens on the same day, will not involve the university.

KU's severe weather policy and other emergency policies and safety recommendations can be found at www.ku.edu/emergency/.

If there is a possibility of severe weather, the drill will be postponed until Thursday, March 18.

The drill is part of activities during Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 15 through 19.

Information about the Kansas Severe Weather Awareness Week and storm information can be found at www.crh.noaa.gov/top/SWAW/swaw04.htm.

Participating KU facilities:

Margaret Amini Scholarship Hall
K.K. Amini Scholarship Hall
Anschutz Pavilion/Wagnon/Anderson/Parrott
Child Care Facility (Hilltop Child Development Center)
Dole Institute of Politics
Dyche Hall
Eaton Hall
Ellsworth Hall
Haworth Hall -- Stewart Wing
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Kansas Union
Lewis Hall/Mrs. E's
Lied Center/Bales Recital Hall
McCollum Hall -- NTS section
Murphy Hall
Strong Hall
Student Recreation Fitness Center
Templin/Visitors Center
Twente Hall
Watkins Memorial Health Center

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