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WiscAlerts-Text enrolls 15,000 users

January 28, 2009

UW-Madison’s emergency text-messaging system has now enrolled more than 15,000 users.

WiscAlerts-Text has held several tests and successfully sent its first emergency message on Jan. 22 to warn about a gas and water main leak near the Biochemistry Building.

All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to enroll, if they haven’t already, by visiting the My UW Portal.

The university’s WiscAlerts system relies on a combination of text messages, e-mail, voice and Web information to warn about urgent campus situations. Additional details are available at