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Communications During an Emergency
Parent & Family Programs Communications During an Emergency
During times of crisis and emergency, Parent & Family Programs strives to keep parents informed to the best of our abilities, through Facebook and Email Updates. Anyone can subscribe to the Email Updates via our web site. In some emergency situations, our staff may not be on campus or may not be able to update communications for a variety of reasons. When we do communicate with families, we relay information
already sent to the LSU community which is readily available on the main LSU web site, www.lsu.edu. Please know that LSU Parent & Family Programs does not create any communication during emergencies as this is the role of the Emergency Operations Center.
All LSU students should sign up for the Emergency Text Messaging System. This is the first line of
communication to the LSU Community in the event of an emergency. This system is only available to students, faculty and staff. Currently there are over 30,000 subscribers to this system and allowing any additional subscribers such as family members would slow down the time that the message is delivered to the immediate LSU Community. LSU students can get more information on how to sign up for the Emergency Text Messaging System here. LSU students can verify if they are registered via their myLSU account.
We encourage all family members to become familiar with the following resources and save them to utilize in emergency situations:
LSU web site: www.lsu.edu
LSU Emergency Preparedness web site: http://www.lsu.edu/erp/
We also encourage all family members to “Like” the following pages on Facebook as social media is often a very quick way to communicate during an emergency:
Here are a variety of news resources for the Baton Rouge Community to help keep you informed during
- The Advocate: Check out Baton Rouge's main newspaper for news updates online or subscribe for home delivery or email subscriptions.
- Television stations: Tune into WAFB Channel 9 (CBS) or WBRZ Channel 2 (ABC), or NBC33 Channel 33 (NBC) for daily news, weather, and information.
- Radio stations: 1150 AM WJBO, TALK 107.3 FM
- Baton Rouge Today: A straightforward source for Baton Rouge news and information.
We hope these tips help you stay connected with your student and informed during any emergency situation on our campus.