Beginning March 1, Kewaunee County Emergency Management will resume testing the warning sirens in the city of Algoma and the villages of Casco and Luxemburg along with the other warning sirens around the county when performing the monthly siren test.
Kewaunee County test warning sirens on the first Wednesday of the month at approximately 11:45 a.m. The next test is scheduled for March 6.
During the months of December, January and February the warning sirens located in Algoma, Casco and Luxemburg are not tested because snow and ice can impair normal siren operations and can increase maintenance cost and for their respective jurisdictions.
Emergency Management reminds residents that the warning sirens are for outdoor warning only and are not intended to be heard inside a home or business.
To be warned indoors about severe weather, Kewaunee County Emergency Management recommends each residence have a NOAA weather radio to be alerted when severe weather (such as thunderstorm, flooding, high winds, tornadoes) is approaching. NOAA weather radios can be purchased and programmed at the Emergency Management office.
It is also recommended to sign up for Rave, a high-speed telephone emergency notification service that gives county officials the ability to deliver emergency telephone notification/information messages to targeted areas or the entire county.
Rave messages can be sent to landlines, cellphones, or email. Messages sent out from Kewaunee County have included burn bans, persons of interest, stay in place alerts, tornado warnings, freezing water pipes, running water, law enforcement messages that involve public safety, missing person, and other types of emergency notifications.
To register for Rave visit the secure website at www.kewauneeco.org and click on the logo “Stay Informed” icon.
For more information about the outdoor warning sirens, NOAA weather radios, or Rave, contact the Kewaunee County Emergency Management office at 920-845-9700.