This message is reminder that in conjunction with Severe Weather Awareness Week, Oakland University will test its Outdoor Warning System at 1 p.m. today, April 11, 2018. All campus community members are advised to remember that this is just a test.
This is also an opportune time to remind campus community members of important severe weather information, such as the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning.
- A tornado watch may be issued when conditions allow for the possibility of a tornado developing. Community members are advised to monitor weather news and have plans for a place to take protective shelter if necessary.
- A tornado warning will be issued when a tornado has developed and is threatening human health and safety. Community members are advised to take shelter immediately.
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 Management 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.