Are you prepared? SIU IS.
SIU recently installed 8 emergency pods. The pods are solar powered, wireless loudspeakers that can also function as a PA system. These pods are placed around campus so a person will hear the alarms sounding while outside. The pods function as a storm siren and can disseminate information to campus in the event of an emergency. The system currently contains 13 prerecorded messages that will alert the campus to a threat or a dangerous situation. The system has the capabilities of broadcasting live messages to individual pods, a combination of pods, or all 8 pods simultaneously.
Weather can change and knowing the difference between a watch and a warning can help you prepare.
A Watch is when weather conditions are right for dangerous weather.
A Warning is when the dangerous weather is threatening the area.
IN THE EVENT...
Of a tornado watch or warning, the following actions should be taken:
- Listen to your battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio, local radio or television station
- Go to your pre-identified safe zone, in an interior room and away from windows
At work or school
- Seek shelter in the basement or an interior room of a nearby, sturdy building.
- Remain in your safe zone or shelter until the storm has passed. Stay alert for new storms that may follow.