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. 

  • 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!!!!!!!