Testing: 1st Thursday of every month between 9 am and 10am approximately sirens in the system will be tested. (Hermitage, Clark, Farrell, Wheatland, West Middlesex, and Sharpsville.)
Alert Policy: We are monitoring counties to our west. If Tornado Warnings are issued for those counties we will evaluate the storm track. If the storm is headed to our area sirens will be activated to ensure you the most time to gather information and take action to keep you and your family safe. REMEMBER- SIRENS ARE ACTIVATED FOR TORNADO WARNINGS ! PLEASE PAYATTENTION TO THEM AND TAKE NECESSARY ACTION. (Radar and NWS watched closely during severe conditions by both stations capable of activating sirens.)
Current weather information concerning watches and warnings and local radar can be obtained by using: www.weather.com or www.weatherunderground.com also found in our links section.
We also encourage you to make use of the apps available for weather on your phones and tablets. Many will give you an audible warning advising watches and warnings based on your current GPS location keeping you informed no matter where you are.
Weather Radios can be purchased thru Radio Shack and other various stores.
Below is a list of codes to be programmed into a weather radio should you get one. These codes are for surrounding counties which are usually ahead of us in the storms path. Should those counties alert it will give you advanced warning of what may be headed your way.
Emergency information is broad cast on 1610am over the radio. Broad cast comes from Hermitage and may or may not be able to be heard in Clark. We suggest it be tested as soon as possible so you know if you will hear it. When sirens are set off information about the alert is broad cast. Weather broad cast are transmitted continuously through out the day on this same channel.
Police and fire scanners may also be programmed to hear weather reports from the NWS on Freq. 162.500Mhz.
We encourage anyone having a smart phone to down load apps for weather. Many of these apps will give you watches and warnings for what area you are in as well as an audible tone letting you know theres something in your area. The best protection you can have is to be well informed.