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Posted on: May 1, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Weekly Siren Testing

Beginning Wednesday, May 7th at noon, Sumter County will perform a weekly audible test of its outdoor weather alert system. At noon there will be an alert tone followed by a voice stating that this was only a test. This will happen every Wednesday at noon. In the event of bad weather, the siren will not sound. This will make the citizens of Sumter County familiar with what the alert sounds like, and provide a weekly reminder for people to think about what they would do if this were an actual event. Almost all voice messages on the alert system will advise you to “seek shelter and find additional information on your local TV or Radio”. Just a reminder; this is an OUTDOOR weather alert siren. Though some citizens will hear this while indoors, the intended audience is for those people who are outside and not around a TV or Radio. This will not test the WeatherWarn text messages/email alerts. We will be testing that system separately at a later date.

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