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Richland County Siren Alert Information

 

It is essential to disseminate vital information to the general public in order to keep them informed and advised as to what is happening and what needs to be done. This alert notification comes by way of an Emergency Audible Siren. Sirens have been installed at the fire halls in Fairview, Lambert, Savage and Sidney with a second siren in Sidney at the county shop. These locations were selected to maximize the potential for being heard throughout the communities.

When would the outdoor warning siren sound?

1. Curfew siren operates daily at 10 p.m. in Sidney; 2. The alert siren sounds for tornado warning or any other life threatening incident; 3. Fire siren sounds to alert local fire departments of a fire call.

Upon hearing the sound of the alert siren, go indoors and turn on your radio, weather radio or TV to hear the warning message. 660 AM, KEYZ is the official EAS station for instructions and information, please proceed as instructed.

In addition to the local EAS system, Richland County broadcasts emergency alert information through local TV and radio providers which will be activated as needed. Often times this alert is used for severe weather warnings for our area. Once again, take necessary precautions and proceed as instructed.

A good quality AM radio with fresh batteries (power may not be available) is required.

Note: These emergency broadcasts are NOT currently available to satellite subscribers. To help you and your family to be better prepared in case of emergencies, please go to http://www.ready.gov or http://fema.gov/plan/index.shtm for related links or contact the Richland County Disaster or Emergency Services.

Siren Alert Sounds: The Fire Alert Signal – A wavering tone means the local fire department has been paged to a call. The Attention or Alert Signal – A steady blast or tone for 3-5 minutes. Listen for essential emergency alert system (EAS) broadcasts by radio or TV.

 

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