Western University to test emergency weather siren

Western University will be conducting two tests of its emergency weather siren on Tuesday, September 3 as part of the orientation process for new students. The siren will be activated during morning and afternoon sessions at approximately 12 p.m and 4 p.m.

Western’s weather siren is in place to warn those on campus that severe weather, such as a tornado, is imminent and shelter should be taken immediately.

On campus, protective areas from a tornado may be sought in buildings of substantial masonry construction. Most University facilities have interior spaces or hallways away from exterior walls and windows that may be used as shelter. More information on Western’s emergency siren and seeking shelter is available at www.uwo.ca/weather_siren.html.