Second State-Wide Outdoor Siren Test Tonight
Fishers Fire and Emergency Services Encourages Residents to Practice their Plan for Severe Weather
A second test of the outdoor warning sirens will take place tonight at 7:35. 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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