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Campus alert system tested March 6

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Article Published: Feb. 28, 2013 | Modified: Mar. 7, 2013

Appalachian State University will conduct a test of its campus siren warning system Wednesday, March 6, at 11:55 a.m.

Examples of the tones that are used in an emergency or during tests can be heard at Appalachian uses the “hi/low” tone for emergencies; “discontinuous air horn” for tests of the system; the “alert” tone for all-clear signal; and the “wail” tone for tornado warnings.

For more information about the university’s AppState ALERT voice/text/e-mail notification system, visit

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