The City’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will conduct a full three-minute test of its Outdoor Warning System at noon Wednesday, Dec. 4. Emergency Management conducts a 30-second test of the Outdoor Warning System the first Wednesday of each month, with a full test at least once per year. The full test allows the system to work through one complete warning cycle as would be done during times of emergency.
Richardson’s outdoor warning system is primarily to alert people who are outdoors to seek shelter during times of severe weather. Use of a battery-operated all hazards NOAA weather radio is recommended for people who are indoors during hazardous weather events.
Next Wednesday’s extended test will be rescheduled to Tuesday, Jan. 7 if there is inclement weather or overcast skies in the area during the scheduled testing time.