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Emergency Sirens Will Sound Today To Test System

Last updated on Wednesday, March 27, 2013

(UNDATED) - Lawrence County Emergency Management Director Valerie Luchauer and Orleans town officials remind residents that the town is participating in this week’s “Indiana Severe Weather Preparedness” including a special statewide test of the town’s emergency siren planned for today.

The first drill will be between 10 and 10:30 am and the second drill will be between 7:30 and 7:45 pm. In case of unsettled or severe weather on the test will be rescheduled for March 28.

"Severe weather information is related from the National Weather Service directly to the local police and sheriff department, who then activates the tornado warning system. The siren indicates a tornado or severe weather is possible in the area.

Luchauer says during stormy weather, residents are urged to remain alert and stay tune to
their local television, radio stations and weather radios for the most up to date weather information and be prepared to move quickly to a designated "safe area," should conditions develop and the emergency siren is activated.

Residents should also be mindful of the fact that emergency sirens are designed mainly for "outdoor" warning use and may not always be heard indoors.

"Again local television, radio and weather radios are the primary sources of severe weather related information," Luchauer says.

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