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(Courtesy of smu.edu)

SMU tested its emergency notification system Thursday as part of National Preparedness Month.

Students received a text message, an e-mail and a cellphone call around noon.

The messages from SMU Alert said, “This is a test of the S.M.U. emergency notification system of National Preparedness Month. This is only a test.”

If a student did not receive one or more of the emergency notifications, he or she should contact Lisa Morris in the office of risk management at [email protected] and specify which mode of notification he or she did not receive.

In the case of an actual emergency, updates will be sent to students and information will be posted on SMU’s Twitter account and on the SMU website.

SMU’s emergency management website provides information for students about what to do in case of a lockdown, evacuation or need for shelter.

These details tell students wen and how they should receive a notification and the actions they should take in response. These directions vary for each emergency.

The system came in handy last year when students were notified of severe weather when a tornado passed through University Park.

SMU has not used its emergency notification system this year.

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