Emergency Warning Siren

SirenThe Altona Outdoor Emergency Warning Siren may sound when Altona is threatened by any hazard. The siren is to alert those individuals outdoors of a possible emergency, letting them know to seek shelter indoors immediately.

When the Emergency Warning Siren sounds longer than 30 seconds, tune into radio CFAM 950 am to find out what the threat is, and how to protect yourself.

The siren will be activated for four (4) minutes in the high-low or wail signal to alert the community of an emergency. There will be no ALL CLEAR siren activation, as the information regarding the emergency will be broadcast through CFAM 950 AM.

Outdoor sirens are an effective method of outdoor notification, but should not be relied upon for early warning for individuals indoors. Air conditioning, thunder, rain, wind and other conditions can cause the sirens not to be heard indoors.

Each home and business should have another means to receive warnings and notifications, such as an Emergency All Hazard Radio, or by signing up for notifications  to your email, cell phone, or landline through the Altona CONNECT system. Sign up for emergency alerts and municipal updates at www.altona.ca/connect, or by calling 204-324-6468.

The Emergency Warning Siren will be tested daily at 12:00 noon for a few seconds, and annually during Emergency Preparedness Week in May.

For more information on emergency preparedness click here: Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization website

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