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*Updated: Emergency Sirens Will NOT Be Tested Today

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Emergency sirens were originally scheduled to be tested in Sulphur Springs today, Wednesday, June 22, 2022 by the Sulphur Springs Emergency Management at noon.

However, due to the National Weather Service’s current prediction of potential cloud cover and showers and thunderstorms into the afternoon, city officials have decided to delay the test until a day when the weather is predicted to be clear and sunny, with no potential storm or other weather event other than heat predicted.

Siren tests are designed to gauge the reliability of the emergency warning system and is conducted to find any potential flaws in the system so they can be corrected prior to a real emergency situation. Recent tests have shown the emergency sires to be a ready source of warning in case of emergencies such as tornados or other threats to safety.

Again, there is no siren test scheduled in Sulphur Springs on June 22, 2022. If a siren is heard, it should be considered a real weather alert and appropriate action taken for the situation.

Author: Chad Young

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