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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Outdoor Warning System Tested First Wednesday of Month

Outdoor warning siren

Irving’s Outdoor Warning System sirens are tested on the first Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. unless the sky is overcast or there is inclement weather in the area. The system is meant to warn residents and visitors who are outdoors only. Those inside buildings or in noisy areas may not be able to hear it. To learn more about the Outdoor Warning System, visit the Emergency Management website.

Outdoor Warning System Reminder

Know what to do when the city’s outdoor warning sirens are activated during inclement weather.

  • DO – Take cover inside a building on the first floor, in an interior room, a closet or a bathroom that does not have any windows.
  • DO NOT – Call 911, police or fire dispatch for information. If there is inclement weather in the area and the sirens are activated, assume there is the possibility of a tornado and take cover immediately.

Tornado Warnings

A steady tone means a tornado warning. Sirens will be activated when there is a threat of a tornado in the area.

Be Prepared

An Emergency Preparedness Booklet is available at to assist residents in preparing for potential disasters. The booklet includes information about the most threatening natural and man-made disasters in North Texas. By being prepared, residents will be able to act with confidence and help neighbors should an emergency arise. For more information, call (972) 721-2100.

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