In times of disaster and emergency, the City's emergency management plan will guide the response. The plan ensures that the Fire Department, Sheriff's Department, City leaders and staff, and other disaster response organizations have a coordinated effort. The City Emergency Management Plan is included in Ramsey County's plan (PDF).
Sirens are designed for outdoor notification. Do not rely on them to provide notification inside a structure. Use a weather alert radio or other options i.e. cell phone alerts for notifications.
When outside warning sirens sound, the best advice is to seek shelter and turn on your radio to get the latest information. For severe weather seek shelter in your basement or an area with interior walls and no windows.
The sirens signal some type of emergency. Not limited to signaling a tornado, the sirens may be alerting the community to the possibility of a chemical spill, gas leak, or other natural or man-made disaster.
Sirens are situated at the North Fire Station; and near the intersections of Snail Lake Road and Rice Street; International Drive and County Road E; Edgerton and I-694; and Owasso Boulevard and Rice Street.
Sirens are tested the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m.