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TechAlert! test scheduled

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

(Press Release)

Texas Tech University will test its TechAlert! emergency communications system at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 3).

All faculty, staff and students should update cell phone, home phone or text message information at The system is used to alert the university community of emergency situations, class cancellations and delays.

“The safety of our university community is our top priority,” said Ronald Phillips, university counsel and emergency management coordinator. “We test the TechAlert! system at least twice a year if it is not otherwise activated. It is vital we have current phone, text message and email contacts for all faculty, staff and students so our emergency communications system can send the latest information out as fast as possible.”

In addition to the TechAlert! system, the university will use a variety of communication tools in the event of an emergency. These tools include:

  • is the online Emergency Communications Center. It will inform the Texas Tech community about what to do in advance of, during and after an emergency.
  • The university’s home pageTexas Tech Today and social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter
  • Informing local media to deliver emergency information
  • Outdoor siren notification system

Texas Tech also has made additional enhancements to TechAlert!, adding capabilities for students, faculty and staff at regional sites across the state, and to include additional people associated with the university.

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