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Outdoor warning sirens to be tested at noon today

The Washtenaw County Emergency Operations Center will be conducting a test of the 64 outdoor warning sirens on Saturday, Aug. 3 at noon.

These sirens are tested at noon on the first Saturday of every month from March through September – unless there’s a threat of severe weather.

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.

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