Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Process for Siren Testing

Below is a recent press release from Rock County Emergency Management Coordinator Shirley Connors regarding siren testing.  The first siren test of the year will occur on Wednesday, April 6th at 12:05 p.m. 

NEW PROCESS:  In the past, there have been occasions that sirens were not tested due to inclement weather conditions occurring one or two months at times.  This year, if sirens are unable to be tested the first Wednesday of the month due to inclement weather, they will be tested on the second Wednesday of the month instead.

Tornado warning testing of the outdoor tornado sirens will resume with a test at 12:05 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2011.  The TEST SIGNAL will be 1-2 minutes long.

The steady tone of 3-5 minutes will be the take cover signal that a tornado warning has been issued for Rock County and citizens should immediately take shelter and tune to your local broadcasting stations or weather radio for information.

If residents find the siren located in their area is not working, they should call 758-8440. It would be helpful if someone could be near each community siren for the first test of the year.  Remember, in case there is inclement weather within the county; siren testing will not be conducted.