The Texas Tech area will hear tornado sirens Sunday afternoon as a test.

Texas Tech University will perform an audible test of the campus tornado sirens at 2 p.m. Sunday.

A statement from the university says that since “weather can turn destructive at a moment’s notice, and it is imperative that we periodically test our emergency systems to ensure their proper function should the instance arise that they are needed.”

The test is being performed by the Texas Tech Police Department and the physical plant. No other emergency notification systems will be tested.