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Since Independence Day falls of the first Wednesday of July this year, we have decided to test the Tornado Outdoor Warning Siren System this afternoon (7/3/18) at 5:00 p.m. The test should last approximately one minute. Should the weather become inclement, the test will be postponed until Thursday, 5 July 2018.

If you have questions or want more information about the siren system, check out the Siren page on the City’s website or contact Police Lt. Barry Woodward at 404-373-6551.

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The June test of the Tornado Outdoor Warning Siren System will happen tomorrow (6/6/18) at 5:00 p.m. The test should last approximately one minute. Should the weather become inclement, the test will be postponed until Thursday, 7 June 2018.

If you have questions or want more information about the siren system, check out the Siren page on the City’s website or contact Police Lt. Barry Woodward at 404-373-6551.

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The May test of the Tornado Outdoor Warning Siren System will happen tomorrow (5/2/18) at 5:00 p.m. The test should last approximately one minute. Should the weather become inclement, the test will be postponed until Thursday, 3 May 2018.

If you have questions or want more information about the siren system, check out the Siren page on the City’s website or contact Police Lt. Barry Woodward at 404-373-6551.

You may or may not know that the Tornado Outdoor Warning Siren System is currently receiving an upgrade and an expansion. The poles and equipment have been installed and we are close to being able to test out the new system. Stay tuned to the Decatur Minute blog and social media for details on when the upgraded siren system will be tested later in May.

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The March test of the Tornado Outdoor Warning Siren System will happen tomorrow (3/7/18) at 5:00 p.m. The test should last approximately one minute. Should the weather become inclement, the test will be postponed until Thursday, 8 March 2018.

If you have questions or want more information about the siren system, check out the Siren page on the City’s website or contact Police Lt. Barry Woodward at 404-373-6551.

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Sirens webThe February test of the Tornado Outdoor Warning Siren System will happen today (2/14/18) at 5:00 p.m. The test should last approximately one minute. Should the weather become inclement in the next couple of hours, the test will be postponed until Thursday, 15 February 2018.

If you have questions or want more information about the siren system, check out the Siren page on the City’s website or contact Police Lt. Barry Woodward at 404-373-6551.

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Due to forecasted rains and potential thunderstorms tomorrow as well as the need to change the batteries on a few of the current sirens, we have decided to move the monthly test of the tornado outdoor warning system until next Wednesday, February 14th at 5:00 p.m.  However, as this is Severe Weather Awareness Week for the entire state, you may hear sirens on Friday, February 9th around 9 a.m. during the statewide tornado drill.

If you have questions or want more information about the siren system, check out the Siren page on the City’s website or contact Police Lt. Barry Woodward at 404-373-6551.

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February 5-9 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia. Take some time this week to check out the resource materials on the Ready Georgia website that will help you and your family get prepared for weather emergencies. And if you’re looking for Decatur specific information, be sure to check out the 2016-2017 Emergency Services Supplement from the Decatur Focus. (This guide will be updated in November 2018.)

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Tomorrow is the first Wednesday of January so we’ll be testing the tornado outdoor warning sirens at 5:00 p.m. The test should last approximately one minute. Should the weather become inclement, the test will be postponed until Thursday, 4 January 2018.

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If you have questions or want more information about the siren system, check out the Siren page on the City’s website or contact Police Lt. Barry Woodward at 404-373-6551.

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Tomorrow is the first Wednesday of December so we’ll be testing the tornado outdoor warning sirens at 5:00 p.m. The test should last approximately one minute. Should the weather become inclement, the test will be postponed until Thursday, 7 December 2017.

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If you have questions or want more information about the siren system, check out the Siren page on the City’s website or contact Police Lt. Barry Woodward at 404-373-6551.

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sirenToday is the first Wednesday of November so we’ll be testing the tornado outdoor warning sirens at 5:00 p.m. The test should last approximately one minute. Should the weather become inclement, the test will be postponed until Thursday, 2 November 2017.

If you have questions or want more information about the siren system, check out the Siren page on the City’s website or contact Police Lt. Barry Woodward at 404-373-6551.

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