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Officials will test sirens Wednesday

July 11, 2018 GMT

Region 22 Emergency Management and Scotts Bluff County Consolidated Communications Center will test the outdoor warning sirens in Gering, Scottsbluff, Terrytown, McGrew, Henry and Harrisburg on Wednesday, July 11.

Sirens will sound at 10 a.m. This test will only last for approximately one minute and will include the Western Nebraska Regional Airport and Western Sugar. These tests will be conducted on the second Wednesday of every month through October. In case of inclement weather on the morning of the test, the test will be canceled. The purpose of these tests are to insure the sirens and their communications link are in proper working order in case the time comes that they are needed for a real emergency, such as a tornado, damaging straight-line winds, or chemical spill.

There is a siren policy posted on the Emergency Management web page as well as on the 911 Center’s web page. Those websites are http://www.scottsbluffcounty.org/emergency-management/emergency-management.html and http://www.scottsbluffcounty.org/911-communications/911.html.