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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WashUReady Newsletter – Spring edition
Read the spring edition of the WashUReady newsletter for preparedness tips and departmental updates! To receive the quarterly newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. 

2017 Annual Report now available
The 2017 WashU EM Annual Report is now available. The report includes program updates from last year, staff training and development updates, as well as 2018 departmental goals.

Spring weather awareness
Spring is upon us! In St. Louis, that means severe weather. Flooding, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are not uncommon during the spring 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 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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