The University of Lynchburg has three outdoor warning siren/public address units on campus. In the event of an emergency which urgently threatens the safety of persons outdoors, the University may sound the sirens. The siren tones are designed to be quite loud and distinct, and the sound will carry throughout the campus and should be easily heard by those outdoors on campus.
If the siren sounds due to severe weather or tornado warning:
- Seek cover in the closest building if you are outside.
- Stay in your classroom, room, or office if it is in the interior of the building; OR go to an interior hallway of the building; OR go to the lowest level possible; OR in a house or apartment, go to the center of the house or the bathroom.
- Stay away from windows, glass doors, and glass walls.
- Monitor the Web and your email for updates and instructions.
- Call 911 immediately if you have any information about damage or injuries.
- Stay in your area until you receive the “all clear” message from the Crisis Alert Siren or a message from a college official or emergency worker.
The University also issues security alerts and safety announcements via email to students, faculty, and staff. Additionally, we encourage students to download LiveSafe from their phone provider’s application store to receive important notices and messages related to severe weather on or near the campus.