Can spring be far behind the start of the monthly Washtenaw County Emergency Operations Center testing of the 55 outdoor warning sirens across the county?
On Saturday, March 2 at noon, the emergency sirens are expected to be tested by the county, and these tests begin in March and end in September.
If there is a threat of severe weather on the day of a test, it will be cancelled, according to information about the spring testing.
Except for scheduled testing, the sirens will be activated for the following emergencies:
1.) The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning.
2.) A severe thunderstorm has been detected with damaging winds in excess of 70 m.p.h.
3.) A hazardous materials accident requires immediate protective action by the public.
4.) An attack on the United States is imminent, underway or has recently occurred.
Warning siren activation is a signal to members of the public to immediately go indoors and monitor local Emergency Alert System media outlets for official information.
Washtenaw County’s emergency broadcasters are: WEMU 89.1 FM, WWWW 102.9 FM, WQKL 107.1 FM, WTKA 1050 AM, and WLBY 1290 AM.