Town of Orleans to Participate in Statewide Emergency Sirens Test on March 18th

(ORLEANS) – The Town of Orleans Town will participate in Indiana Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 15-21 including a special statewide test of the town’s emergency sirens is planned for Wednesday, March 18th at 10:15 a.m. 

In the event of severe or inclement weather, the test will be rescheduled and be held on the morning of Thursday, March 19th.

Severe weather information is related from the National Weather Service directly to the Orange County Sheriff’s office, which then activates the town’s tornado warning system.  The sirens indicate a tornado or severe weather is possible in the Orleans area.

During stormy weather, residents are urged to remain alert and stay tuned 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 sirens are 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.