Siren Warning System
McCracken County Emergency Management manages 21 outdoor warning sirens that are located throughout McCracken County. These sirens serve to warn people when severe weather is present. Once a siren is sounded, you should seek shelter immediately and monitor thru local radio or a NOAA Weather Radio for additional emergency information.
McCracken County sirens are tested the first Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m. except when the weather does not allow.
The sound of an outdoor warning siren is similar to that of a police car, fire truck or other emergency vehicles only much louder. Depending on weather conditions, the sirens can be heard approximately ½ mile from the siren site.
Emergency warning sirens are intended to warn people that are outdoors. They are not designed to notify people that are indoors. The purpose of the sirens is to notify people outdoors to seek shelter. The sirens are sounded when a tornado warning has been issued for McCracken County.
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