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Oak Grove - Sni Valley Emergency Management
Wednesday June 5th, 2024 :: 08:13 a.m. CDT


Outdoor Warning Siren Test in Oak Grove, Bates City, and most of the metro Kansas City area at 11 AM, Wednesday 6-5-2024

Outdoor Warning Sirens will be tested in Oak Grove, Bates City, and most cities and counties in the metro Kansas City area this Wednesday morning September 6, 2023 at 11:00 AM. The first Wednesday of the month at 11:00 AM is the regular date and time when most of the Kansas City metro area tests outdoor warning sirens and other warning systems.

In Oak Grove a severe thunderstorm watch or tornado watch is announced by voice message using the public address ability of the sirens. These announcements are repeated three times. Severe Thunderstorm Warnings where wind is expected to be less than 80 miles per hour are also announced by a voice announcement, repeated three times. A tornado warning, a severe thunderstorm warning where winds are expected to exceed 80 miles per hour, or other emergencies such as a serious hazardous material release, where immediate action is needed including evacuation or sheltering in place is signaled by 3 to 5 minutes of siren, a public address announcement, 3 to 5 minutes of siren, a public address announcement, etc.n a tornado warning, this alternating message would continue for the duration of the severe weather threat. If you cannot hear the Outdoor Warning System inside your home, please consider purchasing a NOAA Weather Radio and/or signing up for free mobile phone text and/or email alerts at or text your zip code or email address to 888777 from your mobile phone.  NOAA Weather Radios will also be tested today at 11 AM and 7 PM.  

Remember, a WATCH means that conditions are favorable for severe weather and you should WATCH for further information and signs of severe weather.  A WARNING means that severe weather is occurring in your immediate area and action to protect your life is needed immediately.  The public address capability of the sirens is also used to announce when the Community Severe Storm Shelter at Oak Grove High School Performing Arts Center is opening or is closing.

More information is available at:  or by calling Oak Grove - Sni Valley Emergency Management at 816-690-3773 Ext 1105 or by visiting the Oak Grove - Sni Valley Emergency Management Office at 1903 South Broadway, Oak Grove.


Please use this opportunity to review your personal and family emergency action plan for the various emergencies that may confront our community.

Oak Grove - Sni Valley Emergency Management
1300 S Broadway St
Oak Grove, MO 64075

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 816-690-3773

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