WHAT DO THE SIRENS MEAN?
Our outdoor warning sirens can be used to alert for all hazards but most people know them for tornado warnings. Sirens have two settings and it is important to learn the distinction between the two tones.
Alert: A single tone signifying an emergency alert. This signal may be used for an emergency or disaster, including a severe storm, tornado warning (not a tornado watch), earthquake, chemical hazard/hazardous material incident, extreme winds, or biological hazard. Click here to listen to the Alert Siren
Attack: An up-and-down, rising and falling tone to signify there is a homeland security or attack emergency. This signal would be used if community officials were notified by federal and/or state government officials of an actual or impending attack on the local community. Click here to listen to the Attack Siren