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Litchfield, MI 49252-0236

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Tornado Siren Testing
Start Date/Time:
Monday, April 1, 2019 6:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
End Date/Time:
Monday, April 1, 2019 6:30 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority

Hillsdale County Emergency Management and Central Dispatch will be testing community tornado sirens, weather permitting, on Monday evening, April 1st  between 6:00 and 6:30 pm


During the test, the steady 30-second TORNADO WATCH signal will be tested first followed 4 minutes later (+/-) by the up and down signal for the TORNADO WARNING which, for the test, will be about 1 minute   (Monitors: Please mention whether or not you heard both of these distinct signals in your report.)


The tornado sirens are activated remotely by radio using the same channel that is used to alert fire departments and some medical agencies to their calls.  If there is an emergency call in progress we will wait until using the frequency does not interfere with the responsibilities of our public safety partners.  If we cannot test by 6:30 pm, due to emergency traffic on the channel or weather in the area, we will delay one week and try to test again at the same time on Monday, April 8th.  The test next month will be held on Monday, May 6th .


Sirens are tested once each month on the first Monday of the month from March through October.  The March and September tests are scheduled at 10 am to allow schools that are located near a siren to participate in a tornado drill during the tests if they wish to do so.   The April, May, June, July, August and October tests are conducted between 6:00 and 6:30 pm.  The September test is always conducted on the second Monday due to Labor Day.  Every few years, the July test is also delayed until the second Monday.

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