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News Review
It's Severe Weather Season; Do You Know What to Do?
Posted Date: 6/11/2015 9:00 AM

In the midst of annual severe weather season, residents should remain diligent about threats, preparedness, and protocols in the event Carrollton experiences severe weather. Here is an important reminder about Carrollton’s early warning sirens.

Emergency Warning Sirens:
If you hear a steady tone from the outdoor emergency warning sirens, that means trained observers or radar have sighted a tornado. The City has 26 large, rotating emergency warning sirens that sound when there is immediate danger.

What "To Do" When the Emergency Siren Sounds:

  • GO or STAY INSIDE - Take shelter in interior portions and on lower floors of buildings. Stay away from windows and rooms with long roof spans.
  • TAKE NECESSARY COVER - If outside, seek inside shelter. If shelter is not available, lie flat in a ditch, ravine or depression.
  • LISTEN to your local radio or TV station for information. Cable subscribers will get warnings on every channel.
  • STAY OFF THE TELEPHONE - DO NOT dial 911 or call the Fire Department or Police Department unless you have an actual fire/medical emergency, or need police assistance.
  • DO NOT attempt to pick up children at schools or other locations where they would be safe.
  • There is no "all clear" signal.

Siren Testing

Sirens are tested on the first Wednesday of every month at 1:00 p.m. (weather permitting). For more information about the City of Carrollton’s Emergency Warning System, download our Siren FAQ page. For updated emergency alerts, sign up for Carrollton’s Emergency Twitter feed @CarrolltonEM.