Tsunami Preparedness Week: Emergency Alert Systems Testing - Humboldt State Now

Tsunami Preparedness Week: Emergency Alert Systems Testing

HSU will conduct a campus-wide test of its Emergency Alert Systems on Wednesday, March 23 from 11 a.m. to noon.

The test will include the following notification systems:

Make sure the phone number you have registered with the HSU Alert text messaging system is current. In the days leading up to the test, you will be prompted to review your emergency contact information as you log into myHumboldt. You can update your info at any time by logging on to ‘myHumboldt”:http://www2.humboldt.edu/myhumboldt/ and clicking on the Emergency Contacts tab of the My Profile pagelet.

New users can register for HSU Alert free of charge though your service provider may charge for text messages. Only registered numbers can be used to deliver emergency campus conditions updates. Click here to learn more about registering your mobile phone number with HSU Alert.

HSU’s test is being conducted as part of the California Tsunami Preparedness week, March 20 to 26. Multiple events and tests are being conducted this week to help teach communities living in tsunami prone safety and preparedness tips, which include:

To learn more about what you can do to prepare for tsunamis visit the links below.

Tsunami Preparedness Week:
nthmp.tsunami.gov/tpw/tsunami-preparedness-week.html

Tsunami Evacuation Maps
humboldt.edu/rctwg/site/download_tsunami_maps

Tsunami Fact Sheet
noaa.gov/factsheets/new%20version/tsunamis.pdf

In the weeks following the test, HSU will host a series of trainings to enhance emergency preparedness on campus. General disaster preparedness training will be held Thursday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to noon in SBS 179. Training on working in HSU’s Emergency Call Center is available on Tuesday, April 5, from 3 to 4 p.m., also in SBS 179. Spanish speakers are encouraged to participate.

For more information on these trainings, visit the Risk Management website.