Emergency Services Division: Outdoor Warning Siren Test Notification

Saturday May 5, 2018 At 12:00 Noon

Washtenaw County’s 87 warning sirens will be tested at Noon on the first Saturday of every month from March through October.  If there is a threat of severe weather on the day of a test, it will be cancelled.

Except for scheduled testing, the sirens will be activated for the following emergencies: The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning; a severe thunderstorm has been detected with damaging winds of 75 MPH or greater; a hazardous materials accident requires immediate protective action by the public; an attack on the United States is imminent, underway or has recently occurred.

Warning siren activation is a signal to members of the public to immediately go indoors and monitor local Emergency Alert System media outlets for official information.  Washtenaw County’s emergency broadcasters are: WEMU 89.1 FM; WWWW 102.9 FM; WQKL 107.1 FM; WTKA 1050 AM; and WLBY 1290 AM

Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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