City of Gering Nebraska
 
 
 

Outdoor Warning Sirens Testing

Outdoor Warning Sirens Testing

Region 22 Emergency Management Agency

1801 Avenue B

Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361

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Phone: 308-436-6689 FAX: 308-632-2916

Cell: 308-765-2786

Email:mailto:tnewman@scottsbluff.org

Tim Newman, Director

PRESS RELEASE

August 3, 2017

Outdoor Warning Siren Testing Wednesday, August 9th

Region 22 Emergency Management and Scotts Bluff County Consolidated Communications Center will test the outdoor warning sirens in Gering, Scottsbluff, Terrytown and Harrisburg on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 10:00 AM. This test will only last for approximately one minute and will include the Western Nebraska Regional Airport and Western Sugar. These tests will be conducted on the second Wednesday of every month through October. In case of inclement weather on the day of the test, the test will be cancelled for that day. The purpose of these tests are to insure the sirens are in proper working order in case the time comes that they are needed for a real emergency, such as a tornado, damaging straight-line winds, or chemical spill.

There is a siren policy posted on the Emergency Management web page as well as on the 911 Center’s web page. Those websites are http://www.scottsbluffcounty.org/emergency-management/emergency-management.html and http://www.scottsbluffcounty.org/911-communications/911.html

Contact Information

Region 22 Emergency Management, Director, Tim Newman

Office – 308-436-6689 Cell – 308-765-2786

tnewman@scottsbluff.org