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Public Service Announcement

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Citizent Warning and Alert System

 

A safety reminder from your Wicomico County Fire Chiefs Association:

WICOMICO COUNTY TO LAUNCH CITIZEN WARNING/ALERT SIREN SYSTEM

The warning system is designed to alert residents and visitors of Wicomico County about an imminent hazard to include weather-related danger such as a tornado warning. In the event of an imminent hazard the alert tone – which differs from fire station alarms – will sound for a sustained 2 minutes. When the sirens sound, citizens should seek shelter immediately and then tune into local news media for additional information. Citizens should not call 9-1-1 to determine the hazard causing the activation. The alert tones are tested at 7:30pm the first Monday of every month. During the monthly test, the siren emits a single 10 second sustained alert tone. Residents should use this test as an opportunity to review emergency procedures.

For more information, go to http://www.wicomicocounty.org/es/index.htm

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