July 17, 2024

Tornado Drill March 20

The University will participate in the statewide tornado drill on Tuesday, March 20. At 9:30 a.m. as part of the drill, UMW will hold a communication test of all alert notification networks, including the Area Warning System and AlertUMW.  At this time, supervisors should take the opportunity to review plans with their departments about the location of a safe shelter and refuge in the event of an actual tornado. Please review the attached guidelines about tornado preparedness developed by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

For more information about the statewide tornado drill or about tornado preparedness, visit http://www.vaemergency.gov/readyvirginia/stay-informed/tornadoes-stayinformed and http://www.vaemergency.gov/readyvirginia/stay-informed/tornadoes/preparingfortornadoes.

— This message is from the Office of UMW Public Safety & Community Services

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.