Thursday, June 22, 2017

Outdoor Warning Sirens

As we are in the heat of the severe weather season, it is a good time to review what the outdoor warning sirens are for and what to do if you hear the outdoor warning sirens sounding. One common misunderstanding about these sirens is that you should be able to hear the sirens inside the home. This is incorrect. These outdoor warning sirens are designed to alert the public of an imminent threat, be it severe weather or some other general emergency. If you hear these warning sirens head to the indoors and tune to a local news station to get the information on the emergency that is happening.

As a reminder, the outdoor warning sirens in Brown County are tested weekly on Wednesdays at noon. It is also a good idea to have a weather radio in your home to warn you of severe weather in the area. Please visit the Brown County Emergency Management webpage for more information on the outdoor warning sirens.

Ready.gov also offers extensive information and preparedness materials focused for children.  Please take the time to visit the webpage and prepare yourself.  Thank you and make it a safe day!