Clark County to Perform Monthly Tests of Outdoor Warning Sirens

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Submitted to OnFocus – The Clark County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center will resume monthly testing of the outdoor warning sirens beginning on April 7th. These tests will take place on the first Wednesday of the month between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. The tests will take place through the spring, summer, and fall months.

If there is severe weather in the area the test will be postponed. The test will go on as scheduled if there are clouds or rain in the area. In April there will be two tests. The normal monthly test on April 7th along with the sounding of sirens as part of the statewide Tornado drills on April 15th. Those drills will take place at approximately 1:45 p.m. and again at approximately 6:55 p.m.

These tests are necessary to make sure the equipment is working properly so if it is needed in an emergency the most effective warnings can be provided. The use of outdoor warning sirens should not replace other sources for emergency information such as NOAA All-Hazards Radios, signing up for the Clark County Emergency Management Nixle alert system, and monitoring of local television and radio during severe weather events.

The sirens are designed to alert you if you are outdoors. They are not intended to warn you inside your homes or places of business.

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