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Outdoor storm warning siren testing begins

City Press Releases

February 28, 2019

PITTSBURG, KS – With the severe weather season quickly approaching, the City of Pittsburg will start monthly audio testing of its storm warning system to ensure the sirens are operational. The storm sirens will be tested the first Wednesday of every month at 12:00 pm, during the severe weather season of March through October.

The testing dates for 2019 are:

March 6, 2019

April 3, 2019

May 1, 2019

June 5, 2019

July 3, 2019

August 7, 2019

September 4, 2019

October 2, 2019


Tests are cancelled whenever there is severe weather (or potential severe weather) occurring in the local area to avoid confusion between a test and a real event.

The City will have spotters at each of the 13 siren locations, but encourages citizens of the community to contact the City if a siren is not functioning 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.




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