Town siren to be tested Monday, May 19

  The residents of Terry are being cautioned that a test run of the town siren will take place Monday, May 19. 

The following is a description of the FEMA approved signaling tones that can be emitted from the siren located near the U.S. Post Office, and the typical response residents should take in the case when these tones are emitted in real-case scenarios.  
If a long steady wail is heard, residents are asked to stay or go indoors and listen to the television, radio and/or weather radio for further instructions.
These tones will run for a 3 minute cycle.
The Steady Wail is to be used by local government for peacetime emergencies.  This can include any of the following:
1. Flood Warnings
2. Flash Flood Warnings
3. Tornado Warnings
4. Severe Thunderstorm 
5. Hazardous 
Materials release: Chlorine Gas Cloud, Anhydrous Ammonia Cloud, etc.
6. Any other major emergency that happens during peacetime.
The fast sail is a fast wavering tone that may be used for local fire notification.
The slow wail is a slow wavering tone, which means that an actual attack against the United States has been detected. 

Published May 7, 2014

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