Starting March 1, Kewaunee County Emergency Management will be including the warning sirens in the city of Algoma and villages of Casco and Luxemburg along with the other warning sirens located throughout Kewaunee County when performing the monthly siren test in Kewaunee County at about 11:45 a.m. on the first Wednesday of the month.
During the months of December, January and February, the warning sirens located in Algoma, Casco and Luxemburg are not tested during the monthly siren testing because snow and ice can impair normal siren operations, which can cause increased maintenance cost, and these sirens are owned by their respective jurisdiction.
The department reminds the public that the warning sirens are for outdoor warning only; warning sirens 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 for alerts when severe weather (ex: thunderstorm, flooding, high winds, tornadoes) is approaching. NOAA weather radios can be purchased and programmed at the office, 625 Third St., Luxemburg.
It is also recommended to sign up for Rave Alert, a high-speed telephone emergency notification service that gives county officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone notification/information messages to targeted areas or the entire county.
Rave Alert messages can be sent to landlines, cellphones, or email. Messages sent out from Kewaunee County have currently included: burn bans, persons of interest, stay in place, tornado warnings, freezing water pipes, running water, law enforcement that involves public safety, missing persons, and other types of emergency notifications.
To register for Rave Alert visit the secure website at www.kewauneeco.org and click on the logo “Stay Informed” icon.
For more information on the outdoor warning sirens, NOAA weather radios, or Rave Alert, contact the Kewaunee County Emergency Management office at 920-845-9700.