Outdoor warning sirens are only intended to warn people who are outdoors and not intended to warn residents inside their home. The sirens are owned and maintained by the municipality where the siren is located. Please contact the Boone County EMA if a siren near you is not operating and the EMA will contact the municipality for the siren repair. Sirens are grouped and sounded by municipality. This allows for the sirens to be activated based on locations directly in the warning polygon or storms path.
Sounding the Sirens
Boone County sounds the sirens under the following conditions
Boone County does not sound an all-clear siren. Please listen to your NOAA Weather Radio, Smart 911 notifications, or other info source.
Testing the Sirens
Tornado Siren Testing
If the sirens are not tested due to either of the above situations, the sirens will be audibly tested at the next regularly scheduled date and time. There will be no “make-up” test.