HSU Testing Emergency Alert Systems

Mar 21, 2019
HSU will conduct a campus-wide test of its Emergency Alert Systems on Wednesday, March 27 at 10 a.m.

The test will include the following notification systems:

— Signage: “Test Today” signs will be placed prominently around campus.

HSU Alert Text & Emails: Campus community members who have registered their mobile phone numbers with the HSU Alert system will receive text messages indicating the test is underway. Everyone with an active HSU email address will receive email notifications.

— Campus Hotline & KHSU-FM: The campus information hotline, 707-826-INFO, and KHSU 90.5 FM will be updated with the test information.

— Websites: HSU’s homepage and the HSU Emergency Conditions website.

— Desktop Alert: Emergency messages will appear on all campus-owned laptop and desktop computers. This alert disappears once you click the “acknowledge” button.

Make sure the phone number you have registered with the HSU Alert text messaging system is current. Please review your emergency contact information as you log into myHumboldt. You can update your info at any time by logging on to 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. 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 25 to 29. Multiple events and tests are being conducted this week to help teach tsunami-prone communities safety and preparedness tips, which include:

Know your zone. Look for Entering and Leaving Tsunami Zone signs posted on most Humboldt county coastal roads.

Be aware of warning signs. An earthquake that lasts a long time (30 seconds or longer) is nature’s warning that a tsunami may be on its way. If you are in a tsunami zone, don’t wait—evacuate as soon as you can safely move. Go on foot. It is unsafe to drive.

Stay away from the coast. The tsunami danger period always lasts many hours and sometimes for several days. Don’t return to the coast until officials tell you it is safe to do so.

Read more about what you can do to prepare for tsunamis:

California’s 2019 Tsunami Preparedness Week
Tsunami Evacuation Maps
Tsunami FAQ