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                    Severe Weather Warning Siren           


     Severe Weather Warning Sirens

 

If the sirens are activated, is there definitely a tornado?
  No. The sirens are Early Warning Sirens. Their purpose is to inform the public as early as possible about potentially dangerous weather conditions in our area.

When are the Early Warning Sirens activated?

   Notification received over the NOAA Weather Alert Radio which includes in the message issued by the National Weather Service that Bryan is under a tornado warning or that a tornado warning is issued for all of Williams County .
  A reported confirmed sighting by a Public Safety Officer of property damage, injuries, rapid rotation, wall cloud, funnel cloud or tornado.
  As  deemed necessary by a Public Safety Officer.

Watches vs. Warning vs. Advisory
  Following are the National Weather Service definitions for watch, warning, and advisory. These terms for the basis for each product issued to the public.
  Advisory An advisory is issued for less serious conditions that cause significant inconvenience and, if caution is not exercised, could lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property.
  Watch A watch is issued when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location and/or timing is still uncertain. It is intended to provide enough lead time so those who need to set their plans in motion can do so. Watches evolve into warnings, advisories, or they are canceled.
  Warning These products are issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, is imminent, or has a very high probability of occurrence. A warning is used for conditions posing a threat to life or property. The NWS is the single "official" voice when issuing warnings for life-threatening situations.

What should you do when the Early Warning Sirens are activated?
  You should monitor local TV, Radio, Weather Radio, or the internet in order to obtain accurate weather information so you will be able to make an informed safety decision.

Who activates the Sirens?
  The Early Warning Sirens are activated by the Police/Fire/911 Dispatch Center. The dispatchers are instructed when to activate the sirens.

Will the Sirens be activated again if a Severe Thunderstorm Warning becomes a Tornado Warning?
  Yes. In the event that the National Weather Service issues a Tornado Warning or A reported confirmed sighting by a Public Safety Officer, (Firefighter, Police Officer) of a Severe Thunderstorm with Property Damage, Injuries, Rapid Rotation, Wall Cloud, Funnel Cloud or Tornado the sirens will be activated again.

How many Early Warning Sirens are there in the City of Bryan?
  There are 12 sirens in the City of Bryan located in various areas. The City of Bryan also controls the siren at Norlick Place subdivision in Center Township and the 4 sirens in Pulaski Township.

Is there an "All-Clear" tone or sound?
  No. Because our sirens make only one sound, you will not hear an all-clear tone or sound. It is strongly recommended that you continue to monitor local radio, television, weather radio, or internet until you have determined weather conditions to be safe

Posted  June 21, 2010
Updated October 2, 2010

 

 

 

 

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