Attachment II

THOR Guard System

1.    Utilization of THOR Guard lightning prediction system.

 

a.    The THOR Guard system will run in an automated mode and provide early warning when atmospheric conditions are favorable for lightning within a 12-mile distance of the main sensor at the Nueces building.

 

b.    THOR Guard alert tones and pedestrian activities for lightning will be as follows:

 

                              i.        Red-Alert Horn will sound 2 times for 15 seconds and strobes will activate. Pedestrians should seek shelter in low lying areas or within structures.

                            ii.        Strobes will remain active during alert state and will be maintained by the system automatically throughout duration of alert.

                           iii.        All-Clear Horn will sound 3 times for 5 seconds each. Normal activities can resume on campus but will display strobes.

 

c.    A secondary THOR Guard system is installed at the End Zone Complex for use during large events at Bobcat Stadium. This system is not able to alert the community by sounding horns.

 

2.    Notification of community after activation of weather-related alert.

 

a.    The University Police Department will notify appropriate university administrators as required under UPPS No. 05.04.02.

 

3.    Notification of community after activation of non-weather related alert.

 

a.    The University Police Department will notify university administrators as required under UPPS No. 05.04.02.

 

4.    Testing of THOR Guard and other emergency notification systems.

 

a.    The THOR Guard system horn arrays only will be tested on a regular basis to assure the functionality of all devices. Notice of system testing will be posted on the Emergency Management website on the dates of occurrence.

b.    The THOR Guard system and other emergency notification systems will be tested during the fall and spring semesters. Such testing will be inclusive of all emergency notification systems. Notice of system testing will be posted on the Emergency Management website on the dates of occurrence.

 

c.    Cancellation of testing procedures outlined in sections a. and b. above.

 

                              i.        If severe weather is present, the testing will not be performed.

                            ii.        If a major event is being conducted which would be impacted by this procedure, testing will not be performed.

                           iii.        If cancellation of testing procedures is necessary, the university will post such cancellation notice on the Emergency Management website.