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Tornado Siren Policy

 

OUTDOOR WARNING SIREN ACTIVATION FOR TORNADO WARNING & SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING PRODUCING LIFE THREATENING WINDS.

  • National Weather Service issues a TORNADO WARNING with City of Cuba in the warned polygon and in the path of the storm.

  • A trained spotter reports a rotating wall cloud, funnel or a tornado in the City of Cuba. This may include storms tracking towards the City of Cuba.

  • National Weather Service issues a THUNDERSTORM WARNING producing life threatening winds approximately 80 mph or greater.

  • A trained spotter reports life threatening winds approximately 80 mph or greater in or approaching the City of Cuba.

 

OUTDOOR WARNING SIREN ACTIVATION

  • Outdoor Warning Siren sound a steady tone for three minutes.

  • Sirens are cycled or “rested” for two minutes.

  • Outdoor Warning Sirens may be sounded multiple times during the warning.

  • The City of Cuba does NOT sound an all-clear siren. The public should listen to NOAA Weather Radio and the local media for current weather information.

 

ACTIONS BY THE PUBLIC: “BE INFORMED – KNOW WHERE TO GO!”

  • The activation of Outdoor Warning Siren is designed to send the message to the public to; move inside a sturdy building, seek shelter as low and as interior as possible, and be informed by listening to NOAA Weather Radio and the local media for current weather information.

 

OUTDOOR WARNING SIREN TESTING

  • Outdoor Warning Sirens will be tested on the first Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m.

  • Outdoor Warning Sirens will be activated for one minute.

  • Outdoor Warning Sirens will not be tested if any of the following weather conditions exist:

A. 100% cloud cover or overcast skies

B. Thunderstorms predicted for the area

C. Freezing weather conditions

 

  • If Outdoor Warning Sirens are not tested on the regular monthly test date and time, there will be no make-up test for that month.

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