Emergency sirens scheduled to go off in Fargo as part of test
FARGO—Don't panic if you hear sirens going off in Fargo this week.
The city is upgrading and testing its outdoor warning system.
By the end of the week, emergency management crews will be able to remotely check sirens for issues.
Between Wednesday, April 19, and Saturday, April 22, you may hear one of the three-dozen sirens blaring during the day.
Cities across the state will be conducting similar tests April 26.
Even in the age of smartphones, the sirens help alert the public about severe weather or other hazards.
"When you're outside running and biking and playing ball in the parks and you hear the sirens going off, it means you weren't paying attention to all of those other devices," said Leon Schlafmann, city of Fargo emergency manager.
Sirens will sound Thursday in Minnesota during two statewide tornado drills at 1:45 and 6:46 p.m.