LAST UPDATE, 11:05 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11: Evacuation lifted for northeast area of main campus near Airline and Dyer. Normal operations, including all classes, are being resumed following a report of a possible gas leak.
UPDATE, 10:15 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11: Buildings in the NE quadrant of campus near Airline & Dyer, including fraternity houses as well as neighborhood residences, have been evacuated as a precaution. Please avoid the area.
There is a possible gas leak near the 3000 block of Dyer Street at Airline Road on the main campus. Dawson Service Center, the Service House and Embrey Engineering Building are being evacuated.
Students, faculty, staff and visitors are asked to avoid the area.
September is National Preparedness Month, and SMU has joined in its observation by scheduling Emergency Preparedness Day for Sept. 16. The details were shared in the following e-mail sent to students, faculty and staff members on Sept. 14-15:
As a part of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Preparedness Month, SMU has designated September 16, 2009 as Emergency Preparedness Day.
We encourage SMU students, faculty and staff to do the following:
- Orient yourself to Lockdown procedures by viewing the video, “Shots Fired on Campus.”
- Update your personal contact information, especially your cell phone number, in Access.SMU so you can be notified in the event of an emergency.*
- Know What to Do in emergencies on campus by reviewing the safety actions: evacuation, shelter-in-place and lockdown. Look for posters in classrooms or review them online.
* Please Note: A test of the SMU Emergency Notification System will be conducted on September 16. The test will consist of cell phone messages, text messages and e-mails that read: “This is a test of the SMU Emergency Notification System.” No action on your part will be necessary.