Campus tornado siren test planned for March 28


BOWLING GREEN, O.—A test of the tornado warning sirens will occur at 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday (March 28) for Bowling Green State University's Bowling Green campus along with other Wood County sirens.

This is only a test intended to verify that the tornado warning systems are working properly. In addition to outdoor tornado sirens on and near the Bowling Green campus, some buildings have internal tornado warning systems that will also be activated at this time; these buildings are the Administration Building, Carillon Dining Center, Centennial Hall, Conklin North, Conklin West, Cottages 1, 2, 3, 4 & 7, East Hall, Eppler Complex, Falcon Heights, Founders, Harshman, Kohl, Oaks Dining Center, Offenhauer Towers, Olscamp Hall, Perry Field House, Psychology Building, Sebo Center, Stroh Center and the Wolfe Center for the Arts.

Anyone who does not hear the sirens is asked to e-mail curlis@bgsu.edu with their location during the test.

Employees and students are encouraged to use this annual test to conduct a tornado drill and seek a tornado shelter. Drills will highlight communication needs or other challenges that need to be addressed to help building occupants respond to an actual tornado warning.

In conjunction with the test, BGSU will also test its AlertBG emergency text messaging system together with email, digital signage, website and social media alerts.

If you have questions regarding this test, please contact Environmental Health and Safety at 372-2171. Get more information about tornado safety  and find shelter locations at BGSU.

(Posted March 26, 2012 )