SEBRING AREA PUBLIC WARNING SYSTEM WARNING SYSTEM
Tornado or Severe Weather, Train Derailments, Serious Fires
Sebring Village has installed three tornado sirens. These are to early warn people to take cover and prepare for a tornado. Knowing severe weather safety rules could save your life. Severe weather often develops quickly so it is important that you know weather safety rules before a storm hits. Usually only minutes or secords are available to react when a severe thunderstorm threatens and lost seconds can mean a difference between life and death! Our Weather Alert Sound will be a “whoop” tone we will blow for three minutes. The purpose is to alert the public and inform of impending severe weather or a tornado. The system is designed to let people who are out of doors know of severe weather. The alert will sound different from the fire siren and will get louder and softer as it turns 180° to warn people in all directions. Should the alert be issued, seek shelter immediately. If a safe structure is not available, lie down in a low area such as a ditch or ravine.