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Information about Monthly Emergency Outdoor Warning Siren Testing
07/09/2018

OUTDOOR WARNING SIREN TESTS EVERY FIRST MONDAY AT 1:00 P.M.
BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2019

The 5-siren outdoor warning system will be used to alert Lockhart residents of impending severe weather and/or chemical emergencies.  Activation criteria for the City of Lockhart includes:

  • The National Weather Service (NWS) issues a Tornado Warning.
  •  The National Weather Service (NWS) issues a Severe Thunderstorm Warning and indicates the potential for destructive winds of 70 mph or greater.
  • Observed hail of 1.5 inches in diameter (ping pong ball size) or greater.
  •  Any observed weather condition, which is judged to be hazardous to people and early warning would potentially save lives.
  • Chemical emergencies.

HOW TO RECEIVE INDOOR WARNINGS

We also encourage you to sign up for the Warn Central Texas Notification System. This is a Regional Notification System developed for Central Texas and administered by the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG). The warning system will notify citizens of Lockhart by phone call, text or email for emergencies such as; Tornados, severe weather, flooding, and local emergency information.

 

You may register to receive the free emergency alerts or community information via text, e-mail, or phone at warncentraltexas.org

 

For questions regarding the new system or siren testing, please contact City Hall at (512) 398-3461 or the Police Department at (512) 398-4401.  Click here  for a map of the siren coverage.


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