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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Monthly storm-siren testing to continue Wednesday

Storm siren in Harrisonville

The City of Harrisonville Emergency Services Department will continue the testing of its storm sirens on Wednesday.

Wednesday’s test is scheduled for 1 p.m., pending weather conditions.

In May, the city returned to testing the sirens on a monthly basis.

Fire Chief and Emergency Services Director Eric Myler said it had been some time since the city tested the sirens on a monthly basis. He says his staff thought it was necessary to run the monthly checks to make sure all systems are working properly.

Testing is now done on the third Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. 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.