Outdoor Warning Sirens
The City of Norfolk begins testing of their
outdoor warning siren system the first Tuesday in April at 9:00.
The sirens are tested twice a month, on the first and third
Tuesdays of the month from spring through the fall.
The Region 11 Emergency Management agency wants to
remind citizens of the purpose of outdoor warning sirens
The purpose of an
outdoor siren warning system is to alert persons
outside of their
home, school, business, etc. of potential danger. Sirens are not to
be relied upon while inside structures.
stresses that citizens should utilize a weather alert radio for
The sirens are sounded whenever a tornado warning
is issued however, they may be activated for other life threatening
situations which require emergency preparedness response actions by
Upon hearing the siren, citizens should
immediately tune in to local radio or television stations for
information concerning the siren activation.
During a tornado warning, citizens should exercise
their tornado preparedness plan and take cover immediately in the
best available protective area that they have identified. Businesses
should also exercise their severe weather plan.
For other emergencies which would necessitate the
activation of sirens, the public should stay tuned to local radio
and television stations for further instructions.
If you have any questions concerning the outdoor
sirens, please call Faythe Petersen
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