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Emergency outdoor notification system to be tested Friday

Ohio University's Athens campus will test its outdoor emergency notification system around noon on Friday, Sept. 16.

During the outdoor notification system test, the system will broadcast a tone, followed by a pre-recorded test message over speakers located at various points on campus. The system is designed to notify people who are outdoors at the time of an emergency and is not intended to inform those who are indoors.

Like all of the university's emergency communication tools, the outdoor notification system is tested periodically to ensure it is working properly and to help familiarize the campus community with how it will operate in an emergency.

Other emergency communication methods the university has in place include CATVision alerts, emergency messaging via the Web, e-mail distribution, and an emergency telephone hotline featuring a recorded message.

For more information on emergency preparedness, visit the university's emergency Web page at www.ohio.edu/emergency.