Below is a press release from the Rock County Sheriff's Office regarding the monthly testing of the Outdoor Warning System.
The Rock County Outdoor Warning System will conduct monthly siren tests on June 4th, 2014 at 12:05 pm. The test signal will be 1 -2 minutes in duration. Please tune in to your local radio stations or weather radios for all weather related information and instructions when the sirens are sounded.
Test Signal vs. Tornado Warning
• Test Signal: Steady tone lasting 1 – 2 minutes
• Tornado Warning: Steady tone lasting 3 – 5 minutes
In the event of a tornado warning, the sirens will alert steadily for three to five minutes. This lengthy alert tone will indicate that citizens should immediately take shelter and tune in to local broadcasting stations or weather radios for further information.
Citizens are reminded that they should not call the Rock County 911 Communications Center or local radio stations for weather information. If residents find that the siren in their area is not working, they should contact the Rock County Sheriff’s Office – Emergency Management Bureau at 608-758-8440. For further information on the Outdoor Warning System, please visit http://www.co.rock.wi.us/outdoor-warning-system.