STAFF BLOG OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! All the Sirens in Town Go Off At Once
When you wake up to the sound of fire truck sirens howling in front of your house the day after multiple tornado warnings, the first thing you think of is not "parade."
Yes. I admit it. I completely ... Posted on 7/11/11 at 12:52 PM
Tornado sirens are expected to be sounded today as part of statewide exercise, according to Stutsman County Emergency Manager Jerry Bergquist.
Bergquist said in a press release that sirens in area communities are to be sounded between 11:10 and 11:20 a.m. today with a “mock” tornado warning being issued by the National Weather Service for the annual exercise.
Sirens will be sounded in Clara City if volunteers are needed for emergency sandbagging, fire fighters in the community decided on Monday.
The firefighters are preparing for the possibility of additional flooding after they were joined by other volunteers in battling the rising waters of Hawk Creek on Sunday.
By Tom Cherveny, Forum Communications Co.
, March 17, 2010
The spring and summer weather this year has been unusual, according to Jerry Bergquist, Stutsman County emergency manager.
Back in April, when Severe Summer Awareness Week is generally held, most of North Dakota was more concerned with flooding and high water. The siren testing and messages promoting public awareness normally associated with the week were postponed.
Jamestown and several area communities will test their warning sirens Wednesday, according to Stutsman County Emergency Manager Jerry Bergquist.
Back in April, because of this year’s extended flood event, the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services and the National Weather Services canceled the state-wide tornado exercise, which includes the annual extended testing of community warning sirens.
An annual event that signals the start of the summer weather season in North Dakota should sound Wednesday.
The simulated statewide tornado exercise is scheduled for between 11:15 and 11:20 a.m. and will include the sounding of sirens all over North Dakota, including Stutsman County.
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