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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Know your Outdoor Warning Sirens

With springtime approaching it is important to understand the different alerts from the City’s outdoor warning system.

Important facts to know:

  • The siren system utilizes both voice and sound (siren, horns).
  • The City of Burleson activates the system not only for tornado warning alerts but also for severe weather alerts.
  • A Tornado alert includes a voice message, followed by a three-minute siren, and ends with a repeat of the voice message.
  • A severe weather alert includes a voice message, followed by a 30-second discontinuous horn, and ends with a repeat of the voice message.
  • The sirens are designed to alert those that are outside to seek shelter inside.
  • The sirens are not designed to be heard indoors.
  • When the outdoor warning system is activated, citizens should not go outside to hear the message or call 911 to ask why the system is activated. Citizens should go inside, seek shelter in an interior room of their home and tune to a weather radio or TV/radio for more information.

The City also offers a mass notification system that allows you to be notified via phone, text or email of tornado warnings, severe thunderstorm warnings, chemical emergencies, a state emergency declared by the governor, a national emergency declared by the president, or other emergencies as directed by the mayor, City management, or coordinator of emergency management.

For more information or to sign up...
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