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Welcome to UVU's Emergency Information blog, where you'll find up-to-the-minute updates concerning disaster incidents and emergencies. Please pay close attention to updates below for more information and instructions (refresh this page often, or follow along on Twitter).

Remember: In the event of a real emergency situation, it may take several minutes to post initial information on this site. Please be patient and check back every 15 minutes.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

*TEST* *THIS IS A DRILL* Report on Incident at UVU Health Professions Building

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We regret to inform you that there has been an explosion on campus this afternoon. This incident originated in the Health Professions Building on UVU’s West Campus (west of I-15) at approximately 1:30 p.m. Three fatalities, all students, have been confirmed, and the families have been notified.

An information hotline has been established at 801-863-8888 for information regarding the condition of those directly impacted. As difficult as it may be, we urge patience as the University sorts out the details of this tragedy.

All classes, campus operations, and community events scheduled at UVU have been temporarily suspended until further notice. Campus is closed and no students, faculty, staff or community members should come to UVU for the rest of today (Nov. 2), tomorrow (Nov. 3), and Wednesday (Nov. 4) unless contacted otherwise.

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*TEST* *THIS IS A DRILL* Incident confirmed not chemical in nature

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Today's incident has been confirmed to be not chemical in nature. Please continue to stay clear of the UVU Health Professions building. Campus is closed.

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*TEST* *THIS IS A DRILL* Candlelight vigil for incident victims

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A candlelight vigil for the victims of today's incident is planned for 7 p.m. at Lakeridge Junior High School. Visit the UVUSA Facebook page for more information.

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*TEST* *THIS IS A DRILL* Update on Incident at UVU Health Professions Building

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The explosion in the Health Professions Building on UVU's West Campus on the west side of I-15 is suspected but not confirmed to be chemical in nature. Stay clear of the building. Campus is closed for the rest of today and tomorrow.

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*TEST* Emergency Drill: Incident At UVU Health Professions Building *TEST*

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There has been an explosion in the Health Professions Building on UVU's West Campus on the west side of I-15. If you are in the building, please exit ASAP if you are able. Otherwise, stay clear of the building.

Campus is closed for the rest of today (Nov. 2) and tomorrow (Nov. 3).

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