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Osceola County MI Emergency Management
Saturday August 6th, 2022 :: 12:55 p.m. EDT

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TEST MESSAGE / REED CITY SIREN TEST

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE / REED CITY SIREN TEST 
The City of Reed City conducts a monthly test of it's outdoor warning siren the 1st Saturday of each month @ approximately 1pm (except in cases where a Severe Watch or Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service). The siren is programmed to sound for 3 continuous minutes, and will then turn off automatically. To support this test, Osceola County Emergency Management issues a city - targeted Nixle message to support information and preparedness.

REED CITY OUTDOOR WARNING SIREN INFORMATION

There is only 1 public outdoor warning siren used in Osceola County - serving Reed City.   . This siren is located at the Reed City Fire Station at 523 Morse St (on the East side of the City). It was acquired through a grant in 2011, with the intent to enhance, not replace, the Osceola County’s primary alert & warning system, Nixle.

The siren is tested on the 1st Saturday of each month at approximately 1pm. Tests will be cancelled during times of a weather watch or warning issued by the National Weather Service. Additionally, a Reed City focused Nixle notification message is sent out for preparedness information.

The siren is only designed to alert people that are outside and within 1 mile of the siren - it is not reliable for indoor alerting. Outdoor warning sirens are only reliable for providing warning within a close range to outside places such as parks, trails, or other recreational areas where other alerting devices may not be available. People that are indoors, in noisy environments, or any significant distance from the siren should rely on other mechanisms such as Nixle (recommended), NOAA Alert Radio, or other services as their primary warning mechanism.

The siren is only used for life threatening shelter-in-place emergencies - if you hear the siren get to shelter immediately! Get inside to a safe structure, grab your family emergency supply kit, and monitor Nixle, NOAA Weather Radio, TV, or radio for further instructions or an ‘all clear’ message. Only call 9-1-1 to report emergencies.

Address/Location
Osceola County MI Emergency Management
22054 Professional Drive
Reed City, MI 49677

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 231-832-6172

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