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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Kent State prioritizes Flash ALERTS in wake of tornado warning

David Williams April 21, 2018

On April 15, the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Portage County. Kent State’s Emergency Alert System was quickly activated, and the tornado sirens blared. University Communications...

Kent State prepares for tornado season

Sarah Heber March 14, 2017

Although the tornado warning on March 1 already passed, tornado season has just begun, and Kent State is prepared to act.Kent State University Police Department (KSUPD) has a ‘one-touch’ button that,...

Students crowd the Stopher/Johnson Hall basement on March 1, 2017, during the tornado warning. 

Take cover: Tornado season begins

Sarah Heber March 1, 2017

As if on cue, the first day of tornado season kicked off with sirens sounding in Kent around 6 a.m. on Wednesday.Some students living on campus — like Sirya Banks, a sophomore sports administration...

Campus alerts system to be tested Tuesday

Madeleine Winer March 23, 2015

The university will test the campus alert system tomorrow from 6-6:30 p.m.During the drill, a lockdown/active threat message, a tornado warning message and an all-clear message will sound across campus,...

News on the go: April 29, 2014

Taylor Williams April 28, 2014

Arkansas residents piled into underground shelters Sunday night during a powerful storm that killed at least 14 people. Little Rock suburbs were destroyed after a tornado carved an 80-mile path, flattening...

Arkansans rush for cover against twister; 15 die

VILONIA, Ark. (AP) — The sky turned black as the funnel cloud closed in, and Maggie Caro rushed with her husband and two children to a community shelter at a Vilonia school, where they were among the...

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