The City’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will conduct a three-minute test of its Outdoor Warning System at noon tomorrow, Jan. 6. OEM conducts a 30-second test of the Outdoor Warning System the first Wednesday of each month, with a full three-minute test at least once per year. The full test allows the system to work through one complete warning cycle as would be done during times of emergency.

As a reminder, people are not expected to hear these sirens from inside a house or building. Their primary purpose is to move people indoors and allow them to seek shelter and more information. A battery-operated all hazards NOAA weather radio provides indoor alerts when the TV is off, you are sleeping or when the power is out.

The test will be rescheduled to Wednesday, Feb. 3 if there is inclement weather or overcast skies in the area during the time of the test. For more information on the Outdoor Warning System, visit or call 972-744-0900 to speak with an OEM representative.