Bentonville, AR…The City of
Bentonville will test the city’s storm warning sirens Friday, July 12, at 1:00
PM, with weather permitting.
During the test, or an
actual emergency, the sirens will sound twice.
The first sound will be a
steady blast for 3 minutes. This activation of the storm warning system means
that an imminently dangerous storm is approaching the City. All citizens should
take protective shelter at this time.
The second sound will be
alternating high/low tones which will last 45 seconds. The 45 second activation
of the storm warning system means that the weather has passed and the City is
no longer in danger. All citizens may leave their area of shelter and proceed
with daily routines.
The City of Bentonville
would like to remind the citizens of Bentonville that this warning system is
designed to alert people that are outside. People inside of a building might
not hear the storm warning sirens and should use a radio, television or weather
alert radio as means of monitoring weather conditions. You may sign up for
alerts through www.bcalert.com, this will allow you to get alerts to your cell
phone, home phone, text message and email.