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Recent inclement weather has many residents wondering about the  Outdoor Warning System, what it means, and what to do when the siren goes off.

For your safety, please read and remember the following:

In the event of activation, the siren will sound for three minutes and be silent for seven minutes. This sequence will repeat as long as the warning is in effect.

What to Do When the Outdoor Warning Siren Sounds

• Go inside right away
• Turn on a radio or television to hear the latest weather information.
• Take shelter in an inside room or basement, if appropriate.
• Do NOT call 9-1-1 when you hear the siren. The area media and the National Weather Service will provide updated information. Please use your television or radio to get these updates.
Remember: The emergency alert siren is for outdoor notification. Don't expect it to notify you of weather conditions while you are indoors.

We recommend that you purchase and include a NOAA weather alert radio as part of your emergency weather plan. For those with text capabilities on a mobile phone, and most local news stations offer a free severe weather alert text message subscription.

When Tested

The Outdoor Warning Siren is tested on the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 am. The test last approximately 30 seconds.

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