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Two State-Wide Outdoor Siren Tests Today

Fishers Fire and Emergency Services Encourages Residents to Practice their Plan for Severe Weather

Thursday May 19, 2015 is the state wide severe weather awareness and outdoor warning siren test day.

Throughout the state of Indiana, including Fishers, outdoor warning sirens will be activated at 10:15 a.m. and again at 7:35 p.m.  If you notice any problems with your local outdoor warning siren, please report it through the City of Fishers request tracker system.

Fishers Fire and Emergency Services would like to encourage residents to rehearse their plans for serious weather.

  • Go to the lowest interior room of your house that has no windows.  This could be a basement, crawl space, closet or bathroom as examples. Stay away from doors and windows.
  • If you are stuck outdoors, lay down and cover your head in the lowest place you can find such as a ditch or a culvert.  Under a bridge is not a good location.
  • Prior to severe weather, have water, snacks, flashlight, batteries, charged phone, and medicines available to take to your safe place with you.  In the event there is a loss of power, you should be prepared to survive for 48-72 hours without support.
  • Have a plan on how to communicate with loved ones if separated to assure your safety.  This could be a call, social media or a meeting place.
  • Prepare to protect and care for your pets.
  • Purchase a weather alert radio.  Sirens are to alert people that are outside.  Otherwise monitor news outlets and a weather radio. 

Regular weekly outdoor warning siren testing will resume at 11:00 a.m. Friday.

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