Storm Siren Testing March 7
The City of Jackson's Fire Rescue Department participates in Missouri's Statewide Severe Weather Awareness Week. It will include the annual Statewide Tornado Drill, which is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7th. If severe weather is forecast for that day, the drill will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 9th. Depending on the weather, the City of Jackson will be conducting a live test of the nine Tornado Warning sirens in town during one of these two days.
As we enter the storm season, this is a good time to go over with your family how to react when a
tornado warning is issued and what steps you will take. As a reminder, the City of Jackson's protocol for storm siren activation will be to
start the sirens when a tornado warning polygon issued by the National Weather Service is going to
impact Jackson or in close proximity to the city limits.
Also, we want the citizens to remember that while
most people may hear the sirens inside the home; the sirens are designed to serve as a warning to those
that are outside to let them know that they need to seek shelter. We recommend that every home or
business have a tone-alert weather radio with extra batteries to receive weather warnings.
For a visual explanation of the storm siren activation protocol, view Storm Polygon Map.
For a list of storm safety tips and reminders, download Storm Safety Tips.
For more information on storm safety, visit the Missouri Storm Safety website.