Bentonville to test sirens Friday
BENTONVILLE — The city will test its storm warning sirens at 1 p. m. Friday, weather permitting.
During the test, the sirens will sound twice as they would in an emergency, according to a news release.
The first sound will be a steady blast for three minutes. This means an imminently dangerous storm is approaching. The second sound will be alternating high and low tones for 45 seconds. This means the weather has passed.
The warning system is designed to alert people who are outside. People inside a building might not hear the sirens and should use a radio, television or weather-alert radio as means of monitoring weather.
Registering for alerts can be done through www.bcalert. com.
This will send alerts to cell phones, home phones, through text messages and email.