Emergency weather alerts now available by text message

December 10, 2010
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Despite one of the warmest Colorado falls on record, Department of Public Safety is working to prepare faculty and staff to be informed in the event of campus weather-related closures.

For the first time, faculty, staff and students will receive text messages in the event of a weather closure. To receive the text message for weather or other on-campus emergencies, register for the campus emergency notification system at https://e2campus.uccs.edu.

Other options for weather related closures information include:

  • Dialing 255-3346, the campus weather line.
  • Reading e-mail sent to campus faculty, staff and student lists.
  • Visiting www.uccs.edu or http://www.flashalert.net/news.html?id=502
  • Listening to or viewing mass media outlets such as Colorado Springs television stations KOAA, KRDO, KKTV and KXRM; Denver television stations KCNC, KWGN, KMGH, KUSA, KOA and KCEC; Colorado Springs radio stations KYZK, KVUU, KRDO, KILO, KVOR, KRCC, KTLF, KCME, KCMN, KKLI, KCBR, PEAK, KSKX, KKCS, KBIQ, KBZC, KKFM, KKMG, KMOM, KCCY, KZNT, KGFT;  Pueblo radio stations KCSJ, KDZA, KNKN, KRMX and KGHF; Canon City radio station KRLN.

Jim Spice, executive director, Public Safety said the primary premise is that the university will remain open in all but the most extreme circumstances. He urged faculty, staff and students to use their discretion in determining the safety of travel and promised to convey the decision of the vice chancellor for administration and finance about closure as early as possible, generally by 6 a.m. for morning and afternoon classes and 3 p.m. for evening classes.

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