Polar Vortex and Other Wacky Weather: Is Your Campus Protected?

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Polar Vortex and Other Wacky Weather: Is Your Campus Protected?

snow stormFires, hurricanes, mudslides, and now a polar vortex… It seems that recent weather is not only setting records but interrupting daily life more frequently than ever. Maybe it’s time to consider the value of having a timely and accurate emergency alert system in place for your website.   

The Emergency Alerts module allows OU Campus web content management system users to quickly update their college or university website with up-to-the-minute weather or emergency alert information. It also allows users to post alerts on Facebook and Twitter. This keeps your audience in the know, but also keeps them safe. Knowing when campus is closed can prevent them from venturing out into bad weather conditions or natural disasters.

Emergency Alerts also makes your job easier. You don’t have to be at your desk or even on campus to post updates. Instead, simply use your mobile device to send alerts on the go. Message displays are customizable, and once you publish one alert, it’s easy to publish multiple updates. When the emergency situation passes, you can archive the alert.

CSUCI fire alert on website
On November 8, 2018, California State University Channel Islands issued a campus evacuation due to wildfires using Emergency Alerts.


Alerts can be defined per site for flexibility in cases where a school may have different campuses or only one department is affected. For example, nighttime alerts may appear on the athletics page if sporting events are impacted, but not on specific department pages where there are no night classes.

With Emergency Alerts, you’re safe rather than sorry.

Want to see Emergency Alerts in action? Schedule a demo today.

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