Outdoor Warning Sirens

Severe Weather/Outdoor Warning Siren System

  • Warrick County, through a combined effort of county, city, townships and other governmental agencies, has 13 Outdoor Warning Sirens.
  • The sirens are Outdoor Warning Sirens and are designed to be heard outdoors, but you may hear a siren inside if you are near a siren location.
  • When you hear a steady tone, it means that a tornado has been sighted in Warrick County OR the National Weather Service has issued a severe weather warning for Warrick County. Take cover immediately. Tune to local TV or radio stations for further instructions.
  • When you hear a high and low alternating siren it is a Fire or EMS run (from 7:am – 7:pm)   This warning is not activated from 7:pm – 7:am
  • There is NO, ALL CLEAR signal. Tune to local TV or radio stations for information and instructions.
  • The Outdoor Warning Sirens are tested each Saturday at 1:00pm unless weather conditions warrant otherwise.
  • One question often asked is, “When are Outdoor Warning Sirens activated”? Warrick County Central Dispatch has established a protocol for activation of the siren system.
  1. When a severe weather warning has been issued for Warrick County by the National Weather Service.
  2. When a public safety officer (police, fire or EMS) reports sighting a tornado.
  3. A trained Skywarn spotter has reported a tornado.
  4. There is NO, ALL CLEAR signal. Tune in to local radio or TV for information and instructions.

When “OUTDOOR WARNING SIRENS” are activated: “SEEK SHELTER

DO NOT CALL WARRICK CENTRAL DISPATCH (911) TO ASK WHY THE SIRENS ARE SOUNDING!!!!!!!

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