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 U.S. 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.
The Notification System was developed for Central Texas and is 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.