The City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County operates an outdoor warning siren system. This system consists of 40 sirens located throughout Evansville and Vanderburgh County. There is a weather siren located next to the Housing and Residence Life office. When the National Weather Service issues a Severe Thunderstorm Warning or a Tornado Warning, the County Central Dispatch Center activates the sirens. The Outdoor Warning Sirens are operated by the Evansville/Vanderburgh County Central Dispatch. The Emergency Management Agency is responsible for the administration, testing, and maintenance of the sirens. Evansville/Vanderburgh County will activate warning sirens for any life-threatening emergency, including severe weather or hazardous chemical spills. Sirens are tested every Friday at 12 p.m./noon, weather permitting. The sirens are an integral part of your weather awareness program, along with your NOAA Weather Radio, and your own 'eyes to the sky'. For more information about emergency management in Evansville, visit the Evansville Emergency Management Agency website.
Midland Weather Radio
HRL has a limited number of weather radios if a student would like one in their room. It is important for your safety that the University-provided weather radio remains in good working condition. Please do not remove the batteries or disconnect the power.
Instructions for your Midland Weather Radio
- Make sure radio is “ON” (right side on/off button)
- Make sure the unit is plugged into the electric outlet (batteries are for back-up power only)
- Your radio is preset with surrounding counties (DO NOT try to reprogram the radio)
- To listen to the weather, press the “Weather/Snooze” button. To turn the weather off, press the “Weather/Snooze” button a second time.
- WEATHER ALERTS: Yellow Advisory Inclement weather is possible; Orange Watch Conditions are right for possible damaging storms; Red Warning Damaging storms—seek shelter