You should sign up for emergency text messaging from the University. When the University faces an immediate and
time-sensitive threat the University uses a variety of means to communicate the
threat such as the University website, e-mail, campus voice mail, mobile text
messaging, and the campus siren. Mobile
text messaging may be the quickest way for you to be updated.
Outside of the University there are many other public sources
of emergency information available to all of us especially as regards weather
related events or natural catastrophes.
See for example www.emergencyemail.org or www.weather.gov/subscribe