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University will hold tornado drill March 29

The University will hold a very important campus-wide emergency preparedness event on Wednesday, March 29 at 10:30 a.m. in conjunction with Severe Weather Awareness Week.  A Creighton Alert will be issued to communicate a test tornado warning.  Students, faculty and staff are asked to take appropriate action including going to the nearest shelter area. Although no all-clear announcement will be made, we anticipate the entire exercise will last about 10 minutes. The dental clinic will not participate as they already have their own emergency drills in place.

The Douglas County sirens are scheduled to sound at around 10:30 a.m. a.m. in accordance with the scheduled test of the warning system.


What You Need to Do:

  1. Familiarize yourself with the information below on how to prepare for the drill and also be prepared in the case of an actual tornado situation.

  1. Encourage students, faculty and staff to sign up for Creighton Alert if they have not done so.
  2. Once you receive the Creighton Alert signal you should direct your students to the appropriate shelter area. If you are teaching at that time, tell students what is happening and lead them to the appropriate shelter areas.
  3. If you work in an area where students reside or are gathered, please assist in directing them to the nearest shelter.


  1. If you are in your offices or at other locations on campus, let your colleagues and visitors know what’s happening and seek shelter.


  1. Please remain in place for approximately five minutes.  After that time, please dismiss your class or students, faculty and staff. 



An effective emergency response requires preparation and planning.  Your participation is key to our success.


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