tornado sirens

Statewide tornado drill planned March 8

Posted by on March 7, 2022

Phelps County will participate in the 2022 statewide tornado drill, and residents should expect to hear sirens at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 8.

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Tornado sirens to sound at 10 a.m. tomorrow for drill

Posted by on March 1, 2021

As part of a statewide tornado drill, the City of Rolla will sound its tornado sirens at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, March 2).

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Tornado sirens to be tested this morning

Posted by on June 27, 2018

The City of Rolla will test its emergency sirens at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, June 27). The sirens are designed to sound when the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning. However, they did not sound yesterday (June 26). Crews have fixed the issue and will be testing the sirens today. Do not be alarmed if you hear them.

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Be prepared for tornado season

Posted by on June 27, 2018

When the weather gets dangerous, do you know what to do? All members of the Missouri S&T community should be familiar the proper procedures for seeking shelter during severe weather activity.

During an actual tornado:

A tornado warning means that a tornado has been sighted or indicated by radar. The Rolla Police Department will activate the city’s outdoor sirens. When warning sirens sound:

  • Seek shelter, preferably in a designated area. Move to an interior hallway, under a stairwell or a room with no windows.
  • Stay away from outside walls, exterior doors and glass windows or partitions. Do not open windows.
  • Take cover under heavy furniture. Cover your head.
  • Check local radio and television stations concerning the tornado warning.
  • There is no all-clear message sounded through the siren system. However, Missouri S&T does send out all-clear messages through its mass notification system.

Here are a few resources and tips:

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