What should I do when I hear the sirens?

The Outdoor Warning Sirens are meant to warn people who are outside when a severe weather emergency is occurring. If you hear the sirens while outside, immediately seek shelter indoors and tune in to a local news, weather, or radio broadcast for more information. Once inside, go to an interior room with no windows on the lowest floor of the building. If you have a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) radio, keep it with you so that you can listen for the weather watches and warnings for your area. 

It is important to pre-plan and decide on your meeting locations with your family or business when creating your emergency plan. For additional information, including tips on building a plan, visit KnoWhat2Do.com

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1. What is the difference between a watch and a warning?
2. Does the City of Irving have public shelters?
3. When are the outdoor warning sirens used?
4. What should I do when I hear the sirens?
5. Why can't I hear a siren inside my home?