Why can't I hear a siren inside my home?

The Outdoor Warning Sires are for warning people outside only. They are meant to signal for people to go inside and get additional information. While some individuals with homes close to a siren may be able to hear them indoors, that is not the purpose of the warning device. Current construction requirements for buildings and homes make hearing the sirens indoors difficult. If there is inclement weather in your area, tune in to local news, weather, or radio channels.

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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?