When are the outdoor warning sirens used?
Irving has 25 outdoor warning sirens strategically located throughout the City. With Regional Guidelines, the sirens would be utilized during the following situations:

A tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service.

Tornado or funnel cloud reported by a reliable source.

Sustained winds in excess of 70 mph.

Reports of hail larger than 1.25” in diameter.


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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?