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JMU emergency preparedness

Our community, our responsibility

by Ginny Cramer


Step up Dukes and keep each other and our community safe

The recent tornado events in Louisiana, Texas and other parts of the U.S. are a reminder that spring weather can be volatile. While there is no specific threat on the horizon, the increased chances of severe storms, flooding and high winds during this time of year make now an ideal time to remind our community that emergency preparedness is everyone’s responsibility.

Take time now to:

  • Find out which disasters could occur in your area.
  • Learn about evacuation routes in your area.
  • Create an emergency plan for your home, apartment, dorm and office.
  • Prepare a disaster supply kit which contains water, blankets, non-perishable food, extra cash, and change of clothing.  

As part of JMU’s preparedness efforts we have created a list of disasters and emergencies that we are vulnerable to and posted them on the following website: Emergency Preparedness - JMU

This site includes procedures, phone numbers, response actions, how to sign up for emergency alerts, and many more emergency preparedness tips and information.

Stay updated and informed. Download the LiveSafe app and sign up for Madison Alert:

  • The LiveSafe smartphone app:
  • If you have not already enrolled to receive emergency notifications via your cell phone, or if you have changed your cell phone number since you enrolled in emergency notification, please log in to MyMadison, provide your cell phone information and authorize its use by the university for emergency notification: 
  • Students - see Phone Numbers on your Student Center
  • Employees - see Phone Numbers under the Employee tab
  • Please note that you must explicitly authorize JMU to contact you via your cell phone for emergencies.

Stay informed, be prepared, and stay safe. 

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Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 23, 2022

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