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Tornado Warning Siren System Test Set For Saturday

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Office of Emergency Management will hold its regularly scheduled monthly test of its newly upgraded Tornado Warning Siren System on Saturday.

All 93 sirens will sound for a minute at noon. Residents are urged to listen for the new siren sound to become familiar with it.

Twenty new sirens have been installed since February, and 50 of the existing sirens have been replaced. However, officials said since there are still some sirens that need to be replaced, a portion of Davidson County near downtown may still hear the old sound.

The entire upgrade is set to be finished by the end of April.

Since the upgrade was started, the tornado warning sirens have been activated once for a tornado warning in March.

The Tornado Warning system is to help those in outdoor areas be aware that a tornado warning has been issued for any portion of the county. 

OEM will continue monthly tests at noon on the first Saturday of every month, weather permitting.

The new and older siren sounds can be heard from the OEM website, www.oem.nashville.gov.

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