NEWS Outdoor warning siren testing scheduled

County test is scheduled for Saturday April 7, 2012 at 12:00 Noon
City test is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 1 p.m.

Washtenaw County's 39 warning sirens will be tested at Noon on the first Saturday of every month from March through September. The city's sirens will be tested at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday from March through October. If there is a threat of severe weather on the day of a test, it will be canceled.

Except for scheduled testing, the sirens will be activated for the following emergencies:
- The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning
- A severe thunderstorm has been detected with damaging winds in excess of 70 MPH
- A hazardous materials accident requires immediate protective action by the public
- An attack on the United States is imminent, underway or has recently occurred

Warning siren activation is a signal to members of the public to immediately go indoors and monitor local Emergency Alert System media outlets for official information. Washtenaw County’s emergency broadcasters are: WEMU 89.1 FM, WWWW 102.9 FM, WQKL 107.1 FM, WTKA 1050 AM and WLBY 1290 AM.

updated on Apr 05 2012 09:45

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