The City of Harrisonville Fire Department has announced that testing of local storm sirens will now take place on the first Wednesday of each month.
This change is part of a continued effort to promote clear and direct communications regarding severe weather. The move will also ensure that the City, the State of Missouri and several other area communities are testing on the same day.
Tests will continue to happen at 1 p.m. The new testing date will begin on November 2.
Sirens will be allowed to run for a full three-minute cycle and then should automatically cancel. Any failures in the system will be noted so repairs can be made.
If severe weather is occurring or forecast for Harrisonville on the test day, the test will be cancelled and rescheduled for the following month.
The department encourages all those living in the Harrisonville area to use the tests as an opportunity to practice a severe-weather emergency plan. Conduct a dry run of what you would need and where you would need to go. And always remember to stay weather aware.
For more information about the storm-shelters available in Harrisonville and to view the City’s severe-weather protocols, click here.