Spring Severe Weather Awareness: Learn more about awareness activities and preparedness guidance:
Tell us about your participation in the Statewide Tornado Drill at http://www.franklincountyohio.gov/emahs/survey.htm.
Ready.Gov on how to be prepared for an emergency: How to assemble an emergency supplies kit, develop an emergency plan, and stay informed during emergencies
Tornado Safety Tips, http://www.co.franklin.oh.us/emahs/tornado.cfm.
Thunderstorm Information and Severe Weather Tips, http://www.co.franklin.oh.us/emahs/thunderstorm.cfm.
Flood Safety Tips, http://www.franklincountyohio.gov/emahs/floods.cfm.
Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness, www.weathersafety.ohio.gov/.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HEAR THE SIRENS
Click the links below for a printable informational flier, "What to Do When You Hear the Sirens."
HOW A WEATHER RADIO CAN KEEP YOU SAFE
To get the latest emergency information during severe weather, monitor local radio and television stations. Also, keep weather alert radios at home and work. Click the links below for a printable informational flier "How a Weather Radio Can Keep You Safe."
The Franklin County Outdoor Warning System consists of 172 sirens. Sirens are tested Wednesday at 12:00 noon, weather permitting. Sirens sound for 20 seconds, rest for 40 seconds, sound for 20 seconds, then stop completely. Voice capability is tested the first Wednesday of every month for approximately three minutes.
VOLUNTEER FOR SIREN WATCH
Volunteer for Siren Watch to help monitor sirens during weekly tests. For more information contact Susan Henry, FCEM&HS at (614) 794-0213.
SIREN LOCATION MAP
View a MAP of most siren locations and check coverage in your area. Zoom in for a closer look at your area. Please keep in mind that coverage shown is approximate. Listen for sirens Wednesdays at 12:00 noon during weekly siren tests. To ensure notification during severe weather events, puchase a weather alert radio for your home and place of business.
WARNING SYSTEM OVERVIEW