Town of Orleans to participate in State Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 10-16

ORLEANS – Orleans Town Officials and emergency personnel are reminding residents that the town is again participating in the upcoming “Indiana Severe Weather Preparedness Week,” March 10-16, including a State Wide Test of the town’s emergency sirens planned for Tuesday, March 12th.

The test is scheduled for that morning at 10:15 a.m. In case of severe or inclement weather that day, the test will be rescheduled.

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

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 sirens are activated. Residents should remember that emergency sirens are designed mainly for “outdoor” warning use and may not always be heard indoors. 

Again, local television stations, radio, and weather radios are the primary sources of severe weather-related information.