Quantcast

City of Pittsburg Siren Testing - KOAM TV 7

City of Pittsburg Siren Testing

Updated:

The City of Pittsburg announces the beginning of its outdoor storm warning siren tests.

The storm sirens will be tested the first Wednesday of each month at noon during the severe weather season of March through October. During the tests, sirens will be sounded twice, the first a continuous tone for storm warnings and the second should be an on/off tone for Civil Emergency.

The testing dates for 2018 are:

• March 7, 2018

• April 4, 2018

• May 9, 2018

• June 6, 2018

• July 11, 2018 (first Wednesday is a holiday)

• August 1, 2018

• September 5, 2018

• October 3, 2018

According to the City, tests will be cancelled if there is actual severe weather (or potential severe weather) happening in the local area to avoid confusion between a test and a real event. 

Officials say the city will have spotters at each of the 13 siren locations, but encourages residents to let the city know if a siren is not working properly.

This audio testing is in addition to the silent weekly testing performed by the City throughout the year to ensure the proper functioning of the siren system. In the event of a real warning, citizens should immediately seek shelter.

Any questions about the storm warning system or severe weather warning may be directed to the Public Utilities Department at (620) 240-5126 or the Pittsburg Police Department at (620) 231-1700.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Chanute Church Holds Active Shooter Response Training for Congregation

    Chanute Church Holds Active Shooter Response Training for Congregation

    Sunday, July 15 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-07-16 02:01:56 GMT

     On Sunday,  the First Methodist church of Chanute hosted  an active shooter  presentation to prepare members for the worst.     

    More >>

     On Sunday,  the First Methodist church of Chanute hosted  an active shooter  presentation to prepare members for the worst.     

    More >>
  • Suspect in Three KC Police Officer Shootings Killed by Police

    Suspect in Three KC Police Officer Shootings Killed by Police

    Sunday, July 15 2018 3:57 PM EDT2018-07-15 19:57:24 GMT

    Breaking News : According to the Kansas City Star, the suspect came out of a home  where he had barricaded himself inside Sunday afternoon and exchanged gunfire with police, who killed him.   

    More >>

    Breaking News : According to the Kansas City Star, the suspect came out of a home  where he had barricaded himself inside Sunday afternoon and exchanged gunfire with police, who killed him.   

    More >>
  • Lawsuits Could Derail Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma

    Lawsuits Could Derail Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma

    Saturday, July 14 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-07-15 02:32:46 GMT

    The future of medical marijuana in Oklahoma is now uncertain just days after the state approved emergency rules. Two lawsuits filed Friday  challenge the new guidelines on state question 788. Both groups say the department of health went too far but the two cases could have very different results. 

    More >>

    The future of medical marijuana in Oklahoma is now uncertain just days after the state approved emergency rules. Two lawsuits filed Friday  challenge the new guidelines on state question 788. Both groups say the department of health went too far but the two cases could have very different results. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by Frankly, Inc. All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.