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Warning Siren to be Tested
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 • Posted March 25, 2009

Our tornado siren will be tested Every Other Friday, beginning March 27th, between 8:30 am- 11:30 am, unless there is threatening weather.

The warning is a steady tone which sounds louder at times due to the rotation of the siren. During the test, the siren will sound for 30 seconds, shut off for one minute, and then sound again for 30 seconds. During a real warning the siren will sound for 3-4 minutes, shut off for 1-2 minutes, and then repeat the process until the warning is cancelled. Don't assume that the danger is past just because you no longer hear the siren. Weather conditions can limit the range of the siren and a power failure can shut the siren off.

Do not rely on the siren as your only warning source. Purchase a tone-alert all-hazards radio with battery backup which will allow you to receive weather warnings and watches as well as vital information related to other hazards which may threaten our community. Carry the radio with you to your shelter so you can keep up with any changes or additional information.

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