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Severe Weather Warning Test Successful

Severe Weather Warning Test Successful

Post Date:03/21/2017
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City of Carmel
www.carmel.in.gov
One Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032

NEWS RELEASE

Date: March 21, 2017
Contact: Nancy Heck (317) 571-2474
Release: Immediate

 
 
Severe Weather Warning Test Shows Carmel’s Sirens All Functioning Properly

Carmel, IN –As part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 19-25, the National Weather Service (NWS) has selected Tuesday, March 21, as the date for two Statewide Tornado Drills this year. During the drills at 10 :15 a.m. and 7:35 p.m., NWS will send a Tone Alerted warning message over the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radios. Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and the Carmel Fire Department will also be setting off the outdoor warning sirens in Carmel.

Carmel’s 10:15 a.m. test showed all sirens are functioning properly. Visual confirmation from Carmel Firefighters and Police Officers at each siren location as well as Hamilton County Emergency Management verified the proper functioning of the system. One of the sirens in the Arts & Design District was already scheduled for replacement and it is being installed today.

The earlier test is primarily for the benefit of school participation and the majority of the workforce who are at their place of employment at the time. The later test will allow families the opportunity to practice their own personal safety measures within their home.

The Carmel Fire Department encourages all resident to have a plan in place for weather emergencies. Have a location designated inside your house, business, or school to take shelter if necessary. It is also important to remember that outdoor warning sirens are for outdoor warning only. Some residents may not hear the siren inside their home or business. For this reason, we encourage you to purchase a NOAA Weather Radio.

The Carmel Fire Department will be out monitoring the warning sirens to ensure each is operating properly.

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