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Emergency Preparedness and Outreach

Rave Mobile Safety is now available in Cuba!  AlertCuba is a free service that allows individuals to sign up for notifications sent from city of Cuba. AlertCuba keeps residents and travelers informed on potentially hazardous situations involving weather, traffic, electric/water outages and other emergencies. Please pass along, and I recommend everyone to sign up for this service!

Registration Referral URL:https://www.smart911.com/smart911/ref/reg.action?pa=cityofCuba

Login Referral URL:https://www.smart911.com/smart911/ref/login.action?pa=cityofCuba

The Smart911 app provides enhanced functionality by sending targeted alerts based on the user’s location. Smart911 app users will receive the highest priority National Weather Service alerts including tornado warnings, flash flood warnings, and severe thunderstorm warnings based on their real-time location. Download the Smart911 App on the Apple Store or Google Play or by texting “Smart911” to 67283.

Rave Mobile SafetyCuba – Press Release Template

 

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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