BATAVIA, OH — At noon today, the All Hazard Outdoor Weather Sirens system was activated for special testing and monitoring. The system worked efficiently with no issues.
During the monthly testing of the Clermont County All Hazards Outdoor Warning Sirens on April 7, the system did not perform properly. The sirens activated throughout the county with the exception of the sirens in Batavia Township. The system activated the county sirens two additional times, but still no activation of the Batavia sirens.
The system was inspected and tested in the off line function with no issue being discovered. The Batavia sites were inspected and found no issue at the siren sites. To fully vet the siren activation, system equipment was monitored during today’s live activation to ensure that all systems components were functional.
All Hazard Outdoor Weather Sirens notify of tornado warning or confirmed tornado sighting moving into the area. The sirens are for outdoor notification only. Do not rely on them as a source of notification indoors. Your smart phone with a weather app or a weather band radio are more reliable sources for indoor notifications. When an activation occurs, turn to your local news for information. Do not call 9-1-1 or the Communications Center as this could overwhelm the phone systems and prevent emergency calls from being received.