U of M officials launch high tech emergency plan

University of Memphis officials are going High Tech when it comes to their emergency plan. This week the U of M is launching its Tiger Text.

It's a free emergency alert service for students and faculty.

It will send a text message to registered users for unscheduled campus closings, severe weather situations and any other emergencies.

"We need to keep up with what our students are using, sometimes email might not be as powerful a way to connect with students as it has in the past," said Dr. Teresa Hartnett.

For more information and to sign up for tiger text click here.