WHAT TO DO WHEN THE OUTDOOR WARNING SIRENS ARE ACTIVATED

 

A three minute blast of the siren indicates that a tornado warning is in effect and you should take shelter in the interior room of the lowest floor of the building. For citizens seeking shelter outside their home, please contact your local municipality for more information. THERE IS NO SIREN INDICATING "ALL CLEAR." Additional blasts of the siren indicate the threat is still immanent

DO NOT CALL 911, TURN TO A LOCAL RADIO, TELEVISION, OR NOAA WEATHER STATION.

A reminder that the outdoor warning siren is tested on the first Saturday of every month from March - September at noon, and also during national storm safety awareness week in April.

SEVERE WEATHER INFORMATION

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH/TORNADO WATCH -indicates that conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorm or tornado development. Do not change your normal activities, however monitor media or NOAA weather radio for possible warnings.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING - A thunderstorm with winds of 58 MPH or greater and/or 3/4 " hail or larger has been spotted or detected by radar. Seek shelter inside of a sturdy building and stay away from windows.

TORNADO WARNING -A tornado has been sighted or indicated by Doppler radar. Seek shelter in the interior room on the lowest floor and avoid windows.