As part of improvements to the DukeALERT notification system, the university has added two sirens to its outdoor warning system that will be tested between noon and 2 p.m. Thursday.  During the test, a new siren on East Campus near Trinity Avenue will sound first, followed by the new siren near the West Campus Quad…. Read more »

October 7, 2008 Test of the DukeAlert System Duke University is conducting a test today (Tuesday, October 7) of the various communication tools of the DukeALERT notification system. Your visit to this emergency website is an important part of this test, helping Duke officials assess the effectiveness of DukeALERT. If this were an actual emergency,… Read more »

Tropical Storm Hanna has passed through the Triangle and Duke officials report the campus suffered no major  damage. Tonight’s football game between Duke and Northwestern will proceed as planned, and other campus activities are generally on schedule as well.

As Hurricane Hanna approaches North Carolina, Duke officials have taken several steps to prepare for severe weather. All athletic games scheduled for the weekend remain on schedule, including the 7 p.m. Saturday football game against Northwestern. The Northwestern team arrived in Durham today. The planned pre- football game student tailgate party will be held as… Read more »

The Duke Marine Lab has implemented its evacuation plan for undergraduate students, who will leave Beaufort by 12:30 p.m. today. Housing has been provided for them on the Durham campus. Classes at the Marine Lab for Sept. 5 have been cancelled. The Marine Lab will close all regular business at 3 p.m. today (Sept. 5)… Read more »

Duke officials said Thursday that current plans are for Saturday’s football game to begin at 7 p.m., as scheduled. Duke will play Northwestern University in Wallace Wade Stadium. Duke officials are continuing to track Hurricane Hanna and, as needed, will announce updates about the football game and other campus activities.

Duke officials are closely monitoring the forecast and projected path of Hurricane Hanna. Current forecasts indicate that the storm may make landfall in South Carolina near the North Carolina border early Saturday before moving through the Triangle area. More information is available here: http://www.dukenews.duke.edu/2008/09/hanna.html Updates will be posted on this emergency site and, as needed,… Read more »

On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, Duke’s new outdoor warning system will be activated for the first time and tested intermittently as part of the installation process. Testing is expected to take place from about 2 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday. People outdoors on campus, and in nearby… Read more »

This is the final posting to this emergency website about the accident that occurred at the Levine Science Research Center on the Duke University campus on May 14, 2008. A steamline rupture in the building’s mechanical room caused the building to be evacuated and resulted in the tragic death of Rayford Cofer, a Duke employee… Read more »

Duke’s University’s Office of News and Communications (ONC) launched this emergency website on Wednesday afternoon, May 14, 2008, following the accident at the LSRC. This is the first time ONC used the site, which it created several months earlier to enhance Duke’s tools for communicating with students, employees and others during an emergency. Later today,… Read more »