Emergency Sirens Information

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OUTDOOR SIRENS TO BE ACTIVATED DURING:

TORNADO WARNING

  • NWS issues a tornado warning with the jurisdiction in the warned polygon and in the path of the storm
  • A trained spotter reports rotation, funnel cloud, or tornado in the jurisdiction; may include storms tracking towards the jurisdiction from the named county or adjacent counties

THUNDERSTORM WARNING

  • NWS issues a thunderstorm warning producing life threatening winds
  • A trained spotter reports life threatening winds in or approaching the jurisdiction

SIREN ACTIVATION:

  • Sirens sound a steady tone for three minutes
  • Sirens are cycled or rested for three minutes
  • Sirens may sound multiple times during the warning
  • No all-clear siren will be sounded. Public should listen to NOAA weather radio and/or local media for current weather information 

WHAT PUBLIC SHOULD DO DURING SIREN ACTIVATION?

  • Move inside a sturdy building, seek shelter as low and as interior as possible
  • Listen to NOAA weather radio and/or the local media for current weather information

 SIREN TESTING:

  • Sirens will be tested on the second & Fourth Thursday of each month at 11:45 a.m.
  • Sirens will be activated for three minutes
  • Sirens will not be tested if any of the following weather conditions exist:
    •  100% cloud cover or overcast skies
    • Thunderstorms predicted for area
    • Freezing weather conditions
  • If sirens are not tested on the regular monthly test date and time, there will be no make-up test for that month
  • Sirens may be tested after maintenance or repairs if: city administration is notified and local media is notified with the goal of 12 hour notice

For more information, contact Reeves County Emergency Management Coordinator, Jerry Bullard @ 432-287-4125