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EMERGENCY WARNING SIREN TEST: October 4, 2021
10/04/2021
Today, Lockhart's five-siren outdoor warning system will be tested at 1 p.m. to ensure that they are in good working order. These sirens are 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) or greater.
  • Any observed weather condition, which is judged to be hazardous to people and early warning would potentially save lives.
HOW TO RECEIVE INDOOR WARNINGS:
We 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: tornadoes, 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

 

 


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