A newly installed Genoa Township outdoor tornado warning siren is online, township Fire Chief Gary Honeycutt announced last week.
Honeycutt said the siren, installed at the township public safety complex at State Route 3 and Big Walnut Road, was purchased from and installed by Federal Signal.
“In the township newsletter, it was reported that the tornado siren will be tested the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m., but that is incorrect,” Honeycutt said. “We have been informed that the testing will now take place at noon on the first Saturday of each month.”
Honeycutt also noted that there would be a statewide testing of all tornado sirens on Wednesday, March 23, at 9:50 a.m.
“The siren will be activated when there is a tornado warning, or a tornado has been sighted, or is imminent anywhere in Delaware County,” Honeycutt added. “When you hear the siren, take it seriously and take immediate action.”
Area residents are also encouraged to log on to the Delaware County website at co.delaware.oh.us and sign up for Code Red. Code Red is a free, high-speed telephone emergency notification system that gives the county 911 Center the ability to deliver pre-recorded weather-targeted emergency telephone notification/information messages.
Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.