May 7, 2013

Clermont County All Hazard Warning Sirens Inadvertently Activated This Morning

warning sirenFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 2, 2013

Clermont County, Ohio – This morning at approximately 10:15 a.m. the all hazard warning sirens were inadvertently activated.  John Kiskaden, Director of Public Safety and Emergency Services, reports that there is not an emergency situation.  Kiskaden is currently investigating what triggered the accidental activation.

In the event of an emergency, all of the outdoor warning sirens in Clermont County will be activated when the following conditions exist:

The purpose of the outdoor warning system is to send people indoors to get information from other sources. The sirens are not intended to alert people indoors.  It is highly recommended that each residence, business, school and church purchase weather alert radios that are automatically activated during severe weather and hazardous materials events.  Text and e-mail alerts are also available through the Clermont County Division of Public Safety Services, the National Weather Service and other major media outlets.

To register for a text/e-mail alert through Clermont County Division of Public Safety Services, go to the following link: https://sosink.smartmsg.com/
To register for a text/e-mail alert through the National Weather Service, go to the following link: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USNWS/subscriber/new

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For additional information about this or other county news, contact Clermont County Communications Director, Annette Meagher at (513) 441-9647 or by e-mail, ameagher@clermontcountyohio.gov

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