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The National Weather Service will issue a mock tornado warning for northeastern Wisconsin tomorrow, April 14, testing sirens from 1:10 to 1:15 p.m. In addition, the Outagamie County Emergency Management Office will conduct a second tornado drill at 6:45 p.m. April 14, to allow parents to show their children how to take shelter at home and to allow businesses to practice their tornado plan with employees who work second shift.

To ensure that the Lawrence University community is prepared in the event of a tornado, we ask students, faculty and staff to do the following tomorrow from 1:10 to 1:20 p.m.:

 When warning sirens sound, quickly seek inside shelter, preferably in a basement evacuation location. In a multi story building, seek shelter in an interior hallway on the lowest floor possible. STAY AWAY FROM OUTSIDE WALLS, GLASS WINDOWS OR PARTITIONS. Remain in the shelter until 1:20 p.m., then return to your previously scheduled classes and activities.

The Lawrence University Crisis Management Team (CMT) apologizes for the short notice but, given last weekend’s storms, the CMT believes this 10-minute mock tornado warning will help ensure the safety of the Lawrence community.