Emergency Information Sources - Can you hear me now?
Accurate information about impending or actual threats or emergencies can literally mean the difference between life and death.
At the University, you may hear of a dangerous situation in several ways.
- Fire alarm
- U.Va. Alerts (text message and alternate email notification)
- University email
- LCD screens
- Public address system announcements (where available)
- The University of Virginia home page will provide official information on any emergency affecting Grounds. Other sources to help you keep informed are:
- Community emergency website
- Local television and radio stations
Take steps now to be sure you can stay informed. Have a battery operated or crank radio ready to use, and a crank mobile phone charger so you can keep in touch with your loved ones.
A closing thought…when all else fails, there's always amateur radio. If you are a licensed amateur radio (ham) operator, we’d like to know who you are. If you’re interested in becoming licensed, we’d like to know that, too. Contact the Office of Emergency Preparedness at 434-982-0565or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on emergency communication, visit www.virginia.edu/emergency.