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Siren system provides warnings when you're outdoors

Posted March 20, 2019

an outdoor siren
The outdoor warning system may be activated for any kind of emergency, not just severe weather.

Fort Worth’s Office of Emergency Management conducts weekly tests of the outdoor warning system sirens at 1 p.m. every Wednesday, weather conditions allowing.

If conditions are favorable for severe weather on a test day, the siren test will not be conducted.

The Fort Worth outdoor warning system consists of 147 sirens strategically located throughout the city. Sirens are designed to alert people while they are outside of their business or residence. If you hear the sirens sound, seek sturdy shelter immediately. Make your way to an interior room, away from windows and exterior walls, and turn on a radio or television to a local station for more information.

Warning information is also available through NOAA weather radio. Sign up for free Nixle text and email messages or Spanish-language alerts. Residents with a functional need should register online also.

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