EMERGENCY SIREN SYSTEM
The City of Weston’s emergency siren is an important tool to alert citizens to potential threats against life and property. The siren is located at the Weston Community Center, 117 Main Street.
The siren system is tested on the first Wednesday of every month at noon for 90 seconds, weather permitting. If severe weather is in the forecast, sirens will not be activated unless there is an actual emergency. This is done so citizens are certain the activation is real and not a test.
The siren is an “ALL-HAZARD” warning system, which means it can be activated to warn citizens of a variety of threats in addition to severe weather
When the siren is activated for testing purposes, you will hear a 90-second cycle consisting of an eight second increasing tone followed by an eight second decreasing tone.
During a real situation, you will hear a constant tone lasting for three (3) minutes.
A Tornado Watch means that conditions exist which make tornado development possible. Keep a watchful eye on the sky for threatening weather, and stay tuned to the radio, television or NOAA Weather radio for the latest information.
A Tornado Warning means a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. People in the path of the storm should seek shelter immediately, preferably on the lowest level of a substantial building.
When you hear the siren and there is no severe weather threat (other than at a schedule test time), immediately go indoors tune to local news or radio to learn what actions you need to take. Follow all directions given by authorities during an emergency situation.
When thunderstorms approach
If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to the storm to be struck by lightning. Go to a safe location immediately.
Get out of boats and away from water
Telephone lines and metal pipes can conduct electricity. Use telephones only in an emergency
Do not take a bath or shower
Turn off air conditioners; power surges from lightning can overload the compressors
City Secretary | Susan Coffer
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