Warning Siren Map
The outdoor warning sirens for the University of Kansas are activated when the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning or when determination is made that a tornado threat exists. This determination is made by Emergency Management staff and will be based upon evaluation of all available information.
The Douglas County Emergency Management Office tests the outdoor warning siren system at noon on the first Monday, during the months of August-February, and on the first and third Monday during the months of March-July. Tests will not be conducted if there is potential or occurring severe weather event.
Anytime you hear the sirens sound, it means to take immediate safety precautions. You should be aware that there is never an all-clear siren, and the sirens may be sounded multiple times if multiple threats exist.