DukeALERT Test - Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Because tornadoes are more common during the months of March, April and May in North Carolina, Duke officials are asking students, faculty and staff to review tornado procedures and identify shelter locations as part of its DukeALERT test on March 6. The test will begin at 10 a.m. and will include activation of emergency communications such as text message, email, website, digital signs, and the outdoor warning sirens.
The outdoor warning sirens will be as part of the test on Wednesday. Its siren tones considered an "all hazards" alert to get the community's attention and will be activated for any type of emergency that requires people to take shelter immediately. Students are automatically enrolled in emergency text messaging during class registration, but faculty and staff must register for DukeALERT text messages through the Duke@Work self-service website.