UNC to conduct emergency drill Wednesday
Monday, June 17, 2013
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will conduct an emergency drill this Wednesday (June 19) between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Davis Library on the UNC campus.
The area surrounding Davis Library will be blocked to pedestrians and vehicles. Chapel Hill Transit service will be re-routed. Much of Raleigh Street will be blocked, and vehicles will be routed down Country Club Road. There will be access to the Cobb parking deck.
During the drill there will be no access to the 7th and 8th floors of Davis Library. Patrons are encouraged to use other campus libraries during this time. For information about the hours for each campus library, see http://hours.lib.unc.edu/.
Actors will portray gunmen, hostages and victims to simulate the University’s response to an actual emergency on campus. Police officers will be stationed around the perimeter of the emergency drill area. Emergency vehicles and personnel will be visible in and around the library area, and uniformed responders will react as they would in an actual emergency.
Emergency planning exercises are a key part of the University’s efforts to enhance campus safety. The University conducts regular exercises and continuously updates communication plans, based on information learned during the tests of the emergency siren system conducted each semester and emergency drills like the one planned for June 19.
For more details about the drill, visit alertcarolina.unc.edu.
University Relations Contact: Karen Moon, (919) 962-8595,
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