Duke to test emergency sirens Friday

From staff reportsJanuary 2, 2014 

— Duke University will test its outdoor sirens on Friday.

The university said the test is part of a system upgrade and regular maintenance. The sirens will sound during two one-hour periods, starting at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. People should take no action when they hear the sirens on Friday, the university said.

Campus officials said they regularly review the effectiveness of Duke’s emergency systems. The test was scheduled for Friday while students are away to minimize the disruption, said Kyle Cavanaugh, Duke’s vice president of administration and emergency coordinator.

The tests are not a part of the DukeALERT notification system, so no emails, text messages or other alert notifications will be issued in conjunction with the sirens.

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