IU East to participate in statewide tornado drills

March 16th, 2012

Indiana University East will participate in a statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, March 21, as part of Indiana’s Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 18 to 24.

During “Operation Stormy Weather” all Indiana University campuses will activate a Tornado Warning Test Drill using IU-Notify, the university’s emergency notification system, between 10 and 10:30 a.m. for the first test and between 7:30 and 8 p.m. for the second, both coinciding with the statewide drill. Test messages will be sent to IU East faculty, staff and students via email, text message (SMS), social media, digital signage, campus cable TV and website updates.

The campaign is to raise awareness of preparedness and safety procedures during severe weather season. “Operation Stormy Weather” is designed to encourage faculty, staff and students to be prepared for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms, which can include damaging winds, hail, lightning and flooding.

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