Today’s outdoor warning system test has been canceled due to weather conditions. The City’s Office of Emergency Management always schedules to test the outdoor sirens for the first Wednesday of every month but cancels whenever weather conditions could cause confusion or concern as to why the sirens may be sounding.
The City’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is scheduled to conduct a full three-minute test of its Outdoor Warning System at noon Wednesday, January 3. The full test allows the system to work through one complete warning cycle as would be done during times of emergency.
As a reminder, citizens are not expected to hear these sirens from inside a house or building. Their primary purpose is to move citizens indoors and allow them to seek shelter, shut doors and windows and seek more information.
For more information on the Outdoor Warning System, visit www.cor.net/em or call 972-744-0900 to speak with an Emergency Management representative.