Bentonville to Test Storm Warning Sirens

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The City of Bentonville is testing the city’s storm warning sirens on Friday, October 9.

The sirens will be going off at 1:00 p.m. with weather permitting.

The City of Bentonville said during the test, or an actual emergency the sirens will sound twice.

They also said the first sound will be a steady blast for three minutes. This siren means that there is a dangerous storm approaching the city and all citizens should take protective shelter at that time, according to the release.  

The release also said the second sound will be alternating high and low tones which will last 45 seconds long. When this siren activates, they said this means that the weather has passed the city and it is no longer in danger. The City said all citizens may leave their protective shelter. 

The City said this warning system is designed to alert people that are outside and people inside buildings may not hear the sirens. They advised that people should use a radio, television or weather alert radio to monitor weather conditions.  

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