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Posted on: October 24, 2019

SEVERE WEATHER: Emergency Management reminds residents that sirens are designed to be heard outdoors

Outdoor warning siren against blue sky

FBTX ~ In the aftermath of Sunday’s weather, the Farmers Branch Emergency Management Office reminds residents that the City’s eight Outdoor Warning Sirens are activated for threats that affect the safety of residents such as tornados, large hail, chemical spills and the like.

   The sirens are designed to alert people who are outdoors during the event. Upon hearing the sirens, those outside should seek indoor shelter, find additional information on the threat, and take appropriate action.

   Those who are indoors should not rely on hearing the sirens as homes and the outside weather conditions muffle the volume of the siren tone. To stay in touch, all residents are encouraged to sign up for weather alerts as their primary means of warning.

   The City of Farmers Branch’s alert system is called Branch Alert. During Sunday’s severe weather our siren system was activated after the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for the area. In addition, more than 2,700 subscribers received the tornado warning on Branch Alert. Sign up for Branch Alerts by texting FBALERT1 to 888-777 for a link or register online.

 Register for Branch Alert

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