When are the outdoor sirens used?

The Warning Sirens Can Be Activated When: 

  • The National Weather Service issues a Garland area Tornado Warning or Severe Thunderstorm Warning with destructive winds at or above 70 mph
  • Trained storm spotters have reported a tornado with the potential to affect the City of Garland
  • Hail of 1.75 inches (golf ball size) in diameter is imminent
  • Deemed necessary by City of Garland officials (i.e. in the event of any emergency when officials need to get citizens to move indoors for their safety such as a chemical spill)

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1. When are the outdoor sirens used?
2. Why can’t I hear the outdoor warning siren in my house?
3. When are the outdoor warning sirens tested?
4. Why do we test the outdoor warning sirens so often?
5. Why was the siren sounded when it was sunny outside?
6. What do you do when a outdoor siren sounds?
7. Where are the outdoor warning sirens?
8. Do the outdoor warning sirens cover all of Garland?