The audible test of Hall County's severe weather warning system will sound at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6. This will only be a test. The sirens will sound for approximately three minutes.
The tornado sirens are tested using the wail alert tone once every three months. Other than these previously announced tests, all sirens should be considered to be an actual tornado warning.
In conjunction with Severe Weather Preparedness Week this week, Hall County officials are urging citizens to sign up for the Hall County Citizen's Alert System. The Citizen's Alert System notifies residents about severe weather, fires, floods, toxic environmental issues and other important topics within minutes. Messages can be sent to individuals using a variety of contact mechanisms - cell phone, landline, email, text messaging and more - ensuring that Hall County residents receive life-saving emergency information and important public service announcements in minutes. Citizens listed in the County's 9-1-1 database have been automatically subscribed to alerts by landline, though any individual may self-register, provide additional contact information or opt out. To sign up or learn more, log onto alerts.hallcounty.org.
"Severe weather can be unpredictable and extremely dangerous," said Casey Ramsey, Interim Director of Hall County Emergency Management. "By taking steps to prepare before it strikes, you can ensure that you and your family stay safe. I encourage all Hall County residents to implement safety measures at home and at work so they will be ready when severe weather strikes."
In addition, Hall County Emergency Management will be providing free NOAA weather radios to Hall County residents on Thursday, Feb. 7. This event will be held at the North Hall Community Center (4175 Nopone Rd, Gainesville, GA 30506) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.. You must be a Hall County resident in order to receive a free NOAA weather radio.
For more information about Severe Weather Preparedness Week and events occurring locally, visit ready.ga.gov or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.