Monday, June 24, 2024

William & Mary to test emergency sirens Wednesday

Williamsburg residents can expect to hear a campus-wide siren coming from the College of William & Mary on Wednesday.

The university will test its emergency notification system at 12:15 p.m., including the campus-wide siren and the mass notification messaging system, according to a William & Mary news release.

The 120-decibel siren is located above the Integrated Science Center, the William & Mary Law School on South Henry Street and the School of Education building off Monticello Avenue, the release said.

Although Wednesday’s siren will only be a test, people who hear the siren on a non-test day may check for information and instructions at, the release said.

Community members can also receive emergency news through the William & Mary Facebook and Twitter pages, and the William & Mary smartphone app.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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