Emergency Management & Response
Audible Outdoor Siren System
Bowling Green State University, the City of Bowling Green, and Wood County utilize an emergency warning system to provide residents with immediate notification of impending emergencies or disasters, primarily tornadoes.
If a tornado is sighted in the County, the County will activate the audible outdoor siren system.Â When the siren is activated, everyone should go directly to the nearest tornado shelter area. Directions to tornado shelter areas are posted by the exits to each floor of every University building.
The audible outdoor siren system is tested on the first Saturday of every month at 10:00 a.m.
When the emergency signal is activated, everyone should seek shelter until the warning period is over.Â This information is provided by the National Weather Service. No "All Clear" signal is given. Individuals in the tornado shelter area having access to news media information can receive up-to-date information regarding the expiration time of the tornado warning.Â Persons with access to the internet can check the NOAA web site (radar.weather.gov/) for details concerning current weather conditions.
DO NOT call University Police for verification of the emergency indicated by the siren.