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Kirkwood water main break: why some students didn't get alert

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

Friday there was no class at Kirkwood Community College's Iowa City campus due to a water main break.

Most students stayed home, but a few didn't get a message from the Kirkwood Alert system.

"I'm here and it's cold," said Lorraine Bailey, who says she's signed up for the system.

It's the same alert system the college uses for any emergency, for example, a gunman and some students say they haven't signed up.

"I was procrastinating until winter," said Edgar Rangeo.

Another student said that he didn't know where to go to get alerts. So we did a quick Google search to find the page. You can reach it here.

We also searched for alerts at several different campuses across Eastern Iowa. University of Iowa, UNI, Wartburg, even Coe, and were able to find information for all of them. There's just one catch. You have to sign up.

Kirkwood Alerts aren't just for canceled classes -- it's what the college uses for any emergency. 

Bailey says she expects to see her message when she gets home.

"I'm just glad it's nothing more serious than a water main break," said Bailey.

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