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Tornado / Outdoor Warning Siren Testing

Tornado / Outdoor Warning Siren Testing

Date and Time

Friday, August 2, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.


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GVSU’s Allendale campus, and all communities within Ottawa County, conducts monthly planned testing of the tornado warning siren system on the first Friday of the month at noon.  The test will consist of a 1 to 3 minute steady tone.  In the event of actual severe weather, the test will be postponed.

This message is informational only.  No immediate action is required.  In the event of an actual weather emergency, members of the GVSU community should already be aware of safe areas on campus.  When the sirens sound today, please make yourself aware of the closest designated tornado safety area.  Safety areas are identified on signs located in the interior hallways on the lowest floor of all buildings on campus.  For a complete list of safety locations visit:

This monthly testing occurs on the first Friday of each month, April through November under the authority of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office – Division of Emergency Management.  




This event also occurred on 4/5/2019, 5/3/2019, 6/7/2019, 7/5/2019, 9/6/2019, 10/4/2019 and 11/1/2019


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