Good morning downtown! Those sirens you are about to hear are probably no emergency . . . Seriously, they should have waited until after noon in this neighborhood!
Dane County Emergency Management is in the process of upgrading the countywide outdoor warning siren control system. Part of this process involves configuring and individually sounding each of the sirens as they are brought on-line on the new system. This configuration and testing is different from the first Wednesday of the month tests that are often run.
Throughout the month of March, the sirens will be sounded one-by-one, for approximately 60 to 90 seconds in duration. It may also be necessary to sound a siren multiple times to finalize the configuration. Work is expected on the City-County Building rooftop siren on Saturday, March 16 between 10:00 am. – 11:00 a.m.
If a threat of severe weather exists, the upgrading will be postponed until the threat has passed.
This project is part of a larger countywide system upgrade expected to be completed in April.
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