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.