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Emporia siren test coincides with Severe Weather Awareness Week

Perhaps the featured activity for Severe Weather Awareness Week took place Tuesday afternoon.

Emporia Police tested the city's tornado sirens at 1:30 pm.

Severe weather season typically leads to a lot of questions about Emporia's siren policy -- namely, when the sirens are sounded and when they aren't. Dispatch supervisor Ashley Welsh says a tornado warning for central Lyon County is just the first step.

Welsh says a lot of people will call dispatch when the sirens sound during severe weather, and occasionally people call during or shortly after the city's monthly test. They shouldn't.

City and Lyon County officials also remind people the sirens are meant for warning people outdoors, not indoors.

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