March 17th, 2018

Storm Chaser

Tornado Siren Testing to Begin March 20

(Of course, when tornado season starts varies from region to region around the country--and world.)

Tornado sirens around central Noble County will be tested next week as part of Indiana’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which runs from March 18-24.
In Albion the sirens will go off on Tuesday, March 20, to make sure they’ll work properly in case of severe weather. This will be part of a statewide test, which is done twice on the 20th: usually between 10-11 a.m., and between 6-10 p.m.
For the rest of the season the Albion Fire Department will test the sirens at around 6 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of every month,unless threatening weather conditions exist at the time.
There are five tornado sirens positioned around Albion, plus one at Skinner Lake, and another at the campground at Chain O’ Lakes State Park. They provide one of several ways to alert citizens to unfavorable weather conditions. Everyone should be prepared to monitor conditions and seek shelter in the event of severe weather.
The sirens can be activated by Noble County Communications dispatchers, and also from the Albion fire station.
More information about Indiana Severe Weather and Flood Preparedness Week 2018 can be found here:

A few photos I've taken over the last several years: