Monthly test of Vanderbilt outdoor warning sirens postponed until Oct. 8


The monthly test of the Vanderbilt outdoor warning sirens, originally scheduled for noon on Saturday, Oct. 1, will be postponed to prevent interference with scheduled events on campus.

The test will take place at noon on Saturday, Oct. 8.

During tests, the sirens typically sound for 15 to 30 seconds; during an actual alert, the sirens sound for three minutes.

The test of the Vanderbilt siren system is preceded by an announcement stating, “This is a test of the Vanderbilt severe weather sirens. This is ONLY a test.” Because voice announcements do not carry as far as the siren wail, the announcements may not be audible in all locations prior to the test.

To listen to a sound sample of Vanderbilt’s outdoor warning sirens or for more information regarding the Vanderbilt severe weather warning system, go here.

Contact: Marty Wright, (615) 322-8875

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