Weather sirens are strategically placed throughout the community so that they are heard if severe weather is approaching. If the sirens are activated, be sure to seek cover and if possible have a radio or television near your shelter to listen for current weather conditions.
Central dispatch activates the county weather sirens, testing them on the first Saturday of March through October at 1 pm. The siren sounds, first for severe weather and the second for citizens' security.
When the sirens activate, test or real, they will sound for 3 minutes. When there is a real threat, the sirens sound numerous times and will continue to run until the immediate danger is over. There is no "all clear" activation with our sirens.