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U of M, Twin Cities to test campus wide emergency alert system Friday, Jan. 20

January 19, 2012

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities will be testing the Campus Wide Emergency Alert System beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20 . Testing will end by 4 p.m.

The Campus Wide Emergency Alert System includes 21 outdoor loudspeakers mounted on poles and rooftops on the West Bank and East Bank and in St. Paul. The system will allow for an alert tone and vocal instructions in the event of a campus emergency.

In the test, the loudspeakers will broadcast an audible alert tone, followed by a voice message stating "Attention! This is a test of the University of Minnesota Campus-Wide Emergency Alert System. This is only a test."

Each test should last only 30 seconds or so, but may last longer if necessary.

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