GGC to test Tornado sirens, emergency notification systems
A test of Georgia Gwinnett College’s (GGC) emergency notification systems will be conducted on Feb. 4, at about 9 a.m. Sirens are scheduled to sound on campus and will be heard in locations adjacent to the campus.
GGC’s Office of Public Safety is conducting this exercise in conjunction with the national observation of Severe Weather Awareness Week. The sirens and alerts also will coincide with the National Weather Service’s statewide tornado drill to be conducted between 9-9:30 a.m.
The GGC tornado sirens are used to alert the campus community when a tornado warning has been issued for the area. There are two outdoor sirens located on the GGC campus. One is on top of Building C, and the other is located at the Grizzly Athletics Complex. They are designed to alert those who are outdoors to seek immediate shelter.
Severe Weather Awareness Week is a national annual observance, designed to inform citizens about weather emergencies and remind them to make preparation plans in the event of severe weather.
For more information about Severe Weather Awareness Week and preparing for severe weather, visit the Georgia Emergency Management Agency’s Web site.
If weather is questionable on Wednesday, the alert system test will be postponed until Friday, Feb. 6 to avoid any confusion with a possible actual alert.