CodeRED will be testing the system at noon.
The City has three emergency sirens, which are strategically located at the north, central and southern sections of the City.
When the sirens are heard at any time other than Saturday at noon, residents are advised to seek shelter immediately and monitor radio, TV or the National Weather Service weather radio.
If there is a “Tornado Warning” in Cuyahoga County or northern Summit County, meaning an actual tornado has been sighted, the Brecksville emergency siren system will be activated for three (3) continuous minutes.
DESCRIPTION OF ALARM TONES
1. Tornado: The tone of the sirens will be four (4) seconds of increased pitch followed by one (1) second of low pitch for a total of three (3) minutes continuously. An alert will take place whenever a TORNADO WARNING is issued for Cuyahoga County or northern Summit County, or when there is a confirmed report of an extremely dangerous weather related situation that could threaten the safety and lives of residents. People are urged to take cover and keep informed by TV or weather radio.
2. Disaster or Attack: The tone of the sirens will be one (1) second of high pitch followed by one (1) second of low pitch, for a total of three (3) continuous minutes. This will create a type of sound to warn the public of an extremely dangerous situation (other than weather related) and signal residents to employ protective measures and take cover.