The City of Champaign will have contractors performing annual outdoor warning siren maintenance to each of the sixteen sirens in the City’s alerting system on August 2 and 3, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Part of this maintenance requires that the contractor activate the warning sirens for short periods of time, not to exceed thirty seconds, to ensure proper performance during emergencies. Should an actual emergency exist, the warning sirens will activate as normal, for a period exceeding two minutes.
Remember, if you are outside when a warning siren sounds, seek shelter right away. Don’t wait. Remain in shelter for thirty minutes after the sirens stop sounding. If the sirens sound again during the thirty minutes, begin a new thirty-minute period.