Severe weather warning system test set for April 19

Governor Rick Snyder and Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson have declared the week of April 16-22, 2017, as Severe Weather Awareness Week. A strong focus in preparing for this annual observance is educating individuals about severe weather safety and the Oakland County Severe Weather Warning System.

Oakland County Homeland Security Division will engage in various public education efforts during Severe Weather Awareness Week. These include instruction on preparing to minimize the loss of life and destruction of property that can result from severe weather.

In conjunction with broader warning system tests on the same day, Oakland University will test its Outdoor Severe Weather Warning System at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. All campus community members are advised to remember that this is just a test.

In the event of an actual severe weather warning, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to react quickly using emergency response information available in the Red Emergency Management Guides placed around classrooms, labs and offices across campus. Additional information is available on the OU Emergency Preparedness website.

Additional information on severe weather safety is also available on the Oakland County Homeland Security website. Thank you in advance for your efforts to become better informed and prepared to react safely in severe weather conditions.


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