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Tornado Warning Sirens
The following information is excerpted from a press release issued by Kenosha County Emergency Management this past April regarding Severe Weather Awareness Week. To read a full version of the release, please see the PDF below.
“With regard to warning devices, all residents, schools and businesses are highly
encouraged to purchase a NOAA All Hazard Weather Radio with a frequency of 162.450,
the frequency assigned to Kenosha/Racine counties. For as little as $25, no matter where
you live/work in Kenosha County, you can always get up to the minute weather
information, specific to the Kenosha/Racine area and you will also be notified of nonweather events including chemical spills/releases, health events and other non-weather emergencies with specific instructions as to what you need to do,” said Schliesman.
“Additionally, Kenosha County operates and maintains the outdoor warning sirens located throughout the County. The sirens are sounded when the National Weather Service issues a “Tornado Warning” or a “Severe Thunderstorm Warning with Hurricane Force Winds.” The sirens are an outdoor warning device meant to be heard outdoors or while in a vehicle; sirens are not meant to be heard indoors! All citizens are asked to help maintain the sirens, by “Adopting a Siren” and notifying Kenosha County Emergency Management at 262-605-7900, when a siren doesn’t sound. Kenosha County tests its outdoor warning sirens the third Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m.”
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