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Outdoor Warning System

City of Holland Michigan Official Website

 

ABOUT THE SIRENS

  • New technology has enabled Ottawa County Dispatch to activate the sirens for a county wide warning.
  • Local communities still control their own sirens which gives them the abilty to sound them for local emergencies.


WHEN THEY WILL SOUND

  • The purpose of the sirens is to notify residents of ANY emergency situation.
  • The sirens will sound for the following conditions:-
    • TORNADO WARNING
    • SUSTAINED WINDS OF 70MPH OR MORE
  • They may also be activated to notify an area that a hazardous material incident has occurred.


EMERGENCY PLANNING

BEFORE THE EMERGENCY

  • Have an emergency plan in place.
  • Designate a location for family members to meet.
  • Have a flashlight, battery operated radio and fresh batteries on hand.

WHEN THE SIREN SOUNDS

  • Take cover
  • Tune in to local media or NOAA weather radio at frequency 162.425 for further information.
  • DO NOT CALL 911 unless you have an emergency situation requiring immediate attention.