As an added protection to our residents, Ann Arbor Township is funding the addition of six more warning sirens to assure complete coverage for all areas of the township. They will be added to the 81 sirens currently in the Washtenaw County Emergency Service System. Installation is scheduled to be completed at the end of July. Except for scheduled testing at noon on the first Saturday of the month, these sirens typically are activated only when significant severe weather has been detected (a tornado or a severe thunderstorm with damaging winds confirmed to be 75 MPH or greater). The sirens also are activated when a hazardous materials accident occurs that requires immediate protective action by the public or for other critical events such homeland security emergencies.
In the event the sirens are set off, go indoors and keep informed through use of a battery powered radio tuned to WEMU (89.1 FM) or WWWW (102.9 FM), the local Emergency Alert System radio stations. If you hear the sirens and threatening weather conditions are present, go to the lowest level of the building and stay away from windows. Refrain from use of the telephone or appliances unless it is a life threatening emergency.
Additional information will be available on the township’s website at aatwp.org after siren installation is complete next month, and at http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/emergency_management