Due to weather conditions, the scheduled test of the City's new tornado sirens has been cancelled. Information on the new test schedule will be posted when available.
The City of Sandy Springs will audibly test its new tornado sirens on Thursday, March 22, 2012. Sirens will be activated for a period of 60 to 120 seconds during testing scheduled for Thursday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Testing will be conducted during “clear sky conditions.” If weather conditions indicate severe storms, testing will be postponed.
The City completed installation of 8 tornado warning sirens in early February. The sirens can be controlled remotely via radio. Sirens at strategic sites across the City will also have voice capabilities.
The sirens were installed as an additional layer in the city’s multi-tiered approach in communicating emergency information to citizens. The sirens will be activiated when the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning within the city limits, issues a severe thunderstorm warning with a tornado watch for Sandy Springs, or when a tornado is spotted or reported by a public safety official within the city.
Originally Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2012