March 10, 2011

Siren Test This Saturday, March 12

The monthly test of the Vanderbilt outdoor warning sirens will be on Saturday, March 12.

During tests, the sirens typically sound for 15-30 seconds; during an actual alert, the sirens sound for 3 minutes.

The test of the Vanderbilt siren system is preceded by an announcement stating “This is a test of the Vanderbilt Severe Weather Sirens. This is only a test.” Because voice announcements do not carry as far as the siren wail, the announcements may not be audible in all locations prior to the test.

To listen to a sound sample of Vanderbilt 's outdoor warning sirens or for more information regarding the Vanderbilt Severe Weather Warning System, go to