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Emergency communications test set for Friday, Nov. 12

Given the important role communications would play during a crisis, periodic testing of our emergency communication systems is essential.

As part of the university's ongoing emergency preparedness effort, University Communications will perform an operational test of various emergency communication methods between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12.

During that time, the following systems will be tested.

  • Mobile text alerts (LU-ALERT)
  • Broadcast e-mail and voice mail to campus
  • 8-NEWS telephone system
  • Classroom announcement system
  • Emergency communication messaging on various areas of Lehigh’s Web site, including Inside Lehigh, external home page, college home pages, emergency information site, the campus portal and the back-up emergency site (lehighupdate.com)

The test should have no adverse affect on e-mail or other online services, although the visual appearance of Lehigh’s Web site will change at intervals throughout the test. Special graphics and text published to the Web site as part of the operation will be clearly labeled with the word “test” to prevent any confusion.

Story by Jennifer Tucker

Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2010

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