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Palo Alto Police Department
Wednesday November 8th, 2023 :: 11:32 a.m. PST


FYI: Stanford to Test Outdoor Warning Sirens on Friday at 3:00 p.m.

Stanford University will be conducting its annual test of the campus emergency alert system on Friday, November 10, at about 3:00 p.m.
Part of this test will include the University testing the seven sirens that are located on campus.  The sirens will sound an audible tone for about 30 seconds and then include a verbal message.  The sirens will be audible throughout the campus and may also be heard in parts of Palo Alto.
The test usually occurs every year in October (it had originally been scheduled for October 12 this year, but as you may recall, Stanford chose to postpone it).  If you have not heard the sirens in previous years, you should not expect to hear them on Thursday either.
There is no need to call the police the report the sirens.  Please share information about this test with your neighbors, so everyone can be aware.

Palo Alto Police Department
275 Forest Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-329-2406

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