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Outdoor Warning Siren System

Canton has 16 OUTDOOR warning sirens.  Sirens are activated for one of the following reasons:

  • Tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service
  • Severe winds of 70 mph or more
  • Public safety issue that warrants an immediate notification to the outdoor public

In the event the sirens are activated residents should seek shelter immediately, and tune into WJR am radio 760 or local television media Fox, WDIV, or WXYZ.

Because the sirens are designed to warn people who are outdoors, it is recommended that residents purchase a NOAA weather radio with Specific Area Message Encoding (S.A.M.E.) to alert them of severe weather and other hazardous incidents when indoors and not near a regular radio or television.  For more informatin on these radios go to www.nsw.noaa.gov/nwr.

(NOTE:  The sirens are tested the first saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m. for one minute of steady tone; with the exception of December, January or February).


Outdoor Warning Siren System - Location and coverage maps (2 pages)

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