Courtesy of Mr. Jackie Kennemer
The City of Sand Springs has 19 emergency warning sirens to warn our citizens of emergency events. In addition to the three tones, Tornado/Chemical Release, Flood and Nuclear Attack, our sirens are capable of delivering voice messages from our public safety officials.
All of the warning tones will sound for three minutes. There may be additional tones sounded in cases where the threat persists or to warn members of the public who may have entered the area after the initial sounding of the sirens.
In the event of the sounding of the emergency warning sirens, citizens are encouraged to seek shelter and to tune into local media outlets for more information. Please do not call 911 or the non-emergency line to inquire what the sirens are sounding for. Calling may prevent our communications dispatchers from answering true emergency calls. If you would like a more personalized way of having information delivered to you, please sign up for our emergency phone notification system.
The sirens in Sand Springs will be tested the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month. The test may be of the Tornado tone or of the Flood tone.
Please take note that our siren system is designed to warn those that are outdoors of an impending event. We encourage everyone to sign up for our emergency phone notification system as well as to purchase a NOAA weather radio for warnings inside your business or residence.
Click here to listen to the Tornado/Chemical Release Tone
Click here to listen to the Flood Warning Tone
Click here to listen to the Nuclear Attack Tone