Emergency preparedness is a group effort that involves all members of the WashU community. To do your part:

We can’t warn you if we can’t reach you. Make sure you are able to receive WashUAlerts by reviewing your contact information in HRMS and downloading the WUSTL app (iOS/Apple devices and Android devices). View this flier for step by step instructions (PDF).

In an emergency, information can save lives. Educate yourself on emergency procedures by reviewing the Be Prepared section of this website!

Protecting yourself means paying attention.
 Know your surroundings and be aware. Report any suspicious activity to WUPD (Danforth, West and North campuses – 314-935-5555) or Protective Services (Medical campus – 314-362-4357).

Your safety depends on you. 
Take action if you receive a WashUAlert. Follow any instructions that are included and await additional information.


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Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alerting Systems
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on the backup date of October 3, 2018, beginning at 1:18 p.m. CDT. Click here for more information.

Summer newsletter
The summer edition of the WashUReady Newsletter is now available. Sign up to receive the newsletter directly in your inbox!

Introducing “EMerging Stories”
EMerging Stories is the new video series from WashU EM. The first video in the series features Assistant Director Ryan Nicholls discussing his role in the response to the Joplin tornado. View the video on our YouTube channel.

Summer weather awareness
Summer is finally here! In St. Louis, that means severe weather. Flooding, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are not uncommon during the summer months. For tips on what to do before, during and after these events, visit the Be Prepared section of this site.

Follow us on social media!
WashU Emergency Management has accounts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram! Be sure to follow us @WashUReady for news and preparedness tips.

Monthly outdoor siren testing
Tests of the university’s outdoor warning sirens, located on the roofs of Nemerov House, Brookings and Seigle Halls, will take place at 11 a.m. on the first Monday of each month in conjunction with St. Louis City’s and St. Louis County’s outdoor warning siren test. The tests will last approximately two minutes and are weather permitting.

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