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Posted on: May 1, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Emergency Outdoor Warning Siren Test: May 6th at Noon

Washtenaw County's 87 warning sirens will be tested at noon on Saturday, May 6th. If there is a threat of severe weather on the day of a test, it will be cancelled. Scheduled tests occur on the first Saturday of every month from March through October.

Except for scheduled testing, the sirens will be activated for the following emergencies:
- The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning
- A severe thunderstorm has been detected with damaging winds of 75 MPH or greater
- A hazardous materials accident requires immediate protective action by the public
- An attack on the United States is imminent, underway or has recently occurred

Warning siren activation is a signal to members of the public to immediately go indoors and monitor local Emergency Alert System media outlets for official information. Washtenaw County's emergency broadcasters are:
- WEMU 89.1 FM
- WWWW 102.9 FM
- WQKL 107.1 FM
- WTKA 1050 AM
- WLBY 1290 AM

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