Bentonville to test sirens Fri­day

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

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.

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