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SIREN TESTING WILL BEGIN ON MARCH 3, 2021 AT 1:00 PM

When you hear the Outdoor Warning Sirens, you are being informed that a threat requires you to take immediate action. When the sirens are sounded, it is important to go inside and listen for important information from local media. The sirens are located throughout the community to alert anyone who is working or recreating outdoors. The outdoor warning sirens are tested the 1st Wednesday of every month, except December, January and February at 1:00 PM CST. 

Why don't I hear the sirens inside my house?

The siren system was designed as a warning device to people that are outside of their homes, away from radio or television, which may be broadcasting warnings. The system was never designed to be a warning device for people inside their homes. Some people will be able to hear the siren indoors, depending on how close the indoor location is to the nearest siren and other factors such as soundproofing, indoor noises, and wind conditions.





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