Published: March 16, 2017
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The spring test for CU Boulder Alerts will be held at noon on Wednesday, March 22. The test will include text messages, desktop alerts, emails, social media and website announcements. The spring date was selected to test the implementation of a new signup process for faculty and staff affiliates of the campus.

Detailed instructions for faculty and staff

Over the next two weeks, CU Boulder faculty and staff who want to receive text message alerts during campus emergencies must log into the MyCUinfo portal to update their contact information. Users should navigate to “My info and pay,” which may be found under a CU Resources tab, where they will find the “Text Alert Preferences” option. Here, employees can enter mobile numbers to receive text alerts during campus emergencies.

This new registration is necessary for all faculty and staff who wish to receive alerts, even if they have previously opted into the university's emergency alert notifications.

The process for students to enroll in the alerts program has not changed, and those wishing to update their alert preferences should follow the procedures outlined on the website.

The beginning of April also marks the start of flood season in Colorado, and monthly flood siren tests will begin on Monday, April 3, and continue on the first Monday of the month through August.

During an emergency, the sirens are used to alert residents to potential danger from a flood or other immediate threat. Siren tests ensure that all systems and procedures are working properly during the season of peak flood danger. The tests also promote public awareness of the warning sirens located throughout Boulder County.

If a flash flood warning is issued, heed all instructions and stay away from Boulder Creek and other areas where flooding is occurring. Climb to higher ground immediately and avoid drains, ditches, ravines and culverts. For more flood safety tips visit the Division of Emergency Management’s flood resources webpage.

For more information about CU Boulder Alerts, visit the FAQ section of the CU Boulder Alerts website.