March 10, 2023 12:00 pm
This is a test of ECU's Emergency Notification System. If this had been an actual emergency, important information would be provided below. As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, we are testing ECU's Emergency Notification System. If this had been an actual emergency, important information would be provided below. In conjunction with the test, the University is providing the following information regarding procedures for emergency notification, preparedness / response, and sheltering from a storm: Emergency Notification If an emergency occurs, ECU Alert messages will provide instructions and updates as the situation unfolds. Where appropriate, in-depth information will be shown in a red bar on the ECU homepage at ecu.edu. Users who have registered for ECU Alert text messages will receive an SMS text message. Registration for text messaging is available at ECU AlertInfo. Emergency Preparedness & Response Guidance for preparedness and response to specific hazards is available at ECU AlertInfo, as well as on the LiveSafe app. Faculty, staff, students and visitors are urged to remain calm and aware of their surroundings, use common sense, and avoid unnecessary risks when hazards occur. Each campus unit should have evacuation and lockdown plans in place. Contact unit safety representatives for additional information. Tornado Warning: Shelter-in-Place A tornado warning is issued for specific areas when a tornado has actually been sited or has been indicated on Doppler radar. A shelter-in-place notification may come from the ECU Alert system, ECU Police, University employees or other authorities when severe weather is imminent. The shelter-in-place order means that all faculty, staff, students and visitors should follow the steps below, remaining in place until otherwise notified: • Seek shelter immediately. • Alert others to the threat for severe weather. • If outside, move quickly to the nearest permanent, sturdy structure. If no shelter is available, take refuge in your car. • If inside, stay where you are. Locate an interior room at or below ground level, with minimal windows or exterior doors. • Remain sheltered until the weather improves or you receive an All Clear notification. • Continue to monitor the weather, as well as ECU Alert messages.