Douglas County Siren Testing
First test of the season
Omaha, NE – You’ll be hearing wails of tornado sirens in Douglas County Wednesday.
They’re conducting the first test of the season.
It’s part of a tornado drill to get you ready for severe weather season. They will test the outdoor warning sirens at 11:00 a.m.
Douglas County plans to test sirens now on the first Wednesday of every month until October. On March 24th, the sirens will blast multiple times.
The goal today? Testing electrical part of the sirens, making sure it's working. The Douglas Co. Emergency managers won't know if there are any specific problems until Wed. evening.
There are 120 sirens in the county. Action 3 News spoke to Paul Johnson minutes after the test. He says all indications point to all sirens are functional and working.
If you see your tornado siren isn’t working correctly emergency managers want to hear from you.