The outdoor warning siren located at 3440 Pelham Pkwy; Post Airgas is going to be placed out of service for approximately 30-45 days.
While the outdoor warning system is an effective method of notifying those outdoors, it is only one component of a comprehensive emergency warning system including the use of NOAA weather radios, the Emergency Alert System, and emergency notifications from local media.
If the outdoor warning system is heard at anytime other than scheduled test days, seek shelter and tune in to local radio, television, or your NOAA weather radio for instructions and information. It is equally important that citizens understand that this is not the only source of information. Citizens should familiarize themselves with local T. V. and radio stations that can relay information on inclement weather. Being aware of expected weather will allow residents to prepare for the worst, and hope for the best. In addition, monitoring these news and information channels will allow residents to be aware of weather as it progresses, and make informed decisions regarding personal safety, quite possibly before warning sirens can be activated. It is important to remember that any thunderstorm can produce a tornado with little or no warning. Listen to a battery-powered NOAA weather radio or local radio or television station for updated information and to determine when conditions are safe.
When a tornado warning is issued, take the following immediate safety precautions:
· In a home or building, move to a pre-designated shelter, such as a basement.
· If an underground shelter is not available, move to an interior room or hallway on the lowest floor and get under a sturdy piece of furniture.
· Stay away from windows.
· Get out of automobiles.
· Do not try to outrun a tornado in your car; instead, leave it immediately.
· Mobile homes, even if tied down, offer little protection from tornadoes and should be abandoned. http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/edu/safety/tornadoguide.html