Dane County Testing Outdoor Warning Sirens in March

Posted Tuesday, March 5, 2013 --- 2:49 p.m.

Press Release from Dane Co. Emergency Management:

Dane County Emergency Management will be upgrading the countywide outdoor warning siren control system throughout the month of March. The countywide system consists of 134 outdoor warning sirens. Part of this process will involve sounding each of the warning sirens individually, one at a time, for approximately 60-90 seconds in duration. It may be necessary to sound a siren multiple times to finalize the configuration.

If a threat of severe weather exists the upgrading will be postponed until the threat has passed. Dane County Emergency Management wants to remind the citizens of Dane County that during a real world emergency the outdoor warning sirens will be sounded for a duration of 3 minutes.

This project is part of a larger countywide system upgrade expected to be completed in April.

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