Testing for 2013
March 4, 2013
The Douglas County Emergency Management Agency will
begin testing of the Outdoor Warning Siren System for 2013 starting this month.
The first routine monthly test will be at 11:00 AM
on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. This will
be a single sounding. Routine monthly
testing of the Outdoor Warning Siren System will also take place at 11:00 AM on
April 3, May 1, June 5, July 3, August 7, September 4 and October 2, 2013.
There will be another sounding on March 27, 2013 at
approximately 10:00 AM as part of the National Weather Service Severe Weather
Awareness Week. The actual time of the
sounding will be based on an announcement by the National Weather Service.
Sirens will also be tested on Saturday, March 23,
2013. As part of our visual siren test
protocol on this day, there will be at least two soundings and possibly
three. The first siren sounding will be
at 10:00 AM, the second sounding will be at 10:30 AM and if a third sounding is
needed, it will be at 11:00 AM.
It should be understood that on occasion,
individual sirens may also be sounded throughout the year as part of general
maintenance activities if needed.
Routine testing of sirens is on a
weather-permitting basis and will not be performed if threatening weather