In order to better protect the residents within the City of Jonesboro, the city owns and operates Outdoor Warning Sirens.
The City of Jonesboro’s outdoor warning siren system consists of four (4) sirens placed strategically throughout the city as a warning device to alert citizens outdoors of imminent severe weather. The City of Jonesboro's Outdoor Severe Weather Warning Sirens are activated automatically when the National Weather Service issues alerts for severe weather in the Jonesboro area.
Weather Alert Email / Text Message Notifications:
In order to receive
email and/or text messages for weather alerts issued by the National
Weather Service for the Jonesboro, Clayton County area; please read, sign and
return the following release form to Jonesboro City Hall.
Weather Alert Notification Release Form
notifications we are currently set-up to receive include:
- Extreme Wind Warning (Email and Text)
- Hazardous Weather Outlook (Email Only)
- Severe Thunderstorm Warning (Email and Text)
- Tornado Warning (Email and Text)
- Winter Weather Advisory (Email and Text)
We may add or remove
email notifications at any time.
Location of Sirens in Jonesboro:
1: CCFD Station #13
2: Jonesboro Police Station
3: Clayton Co. Schools Maintenance Building.
4: Firehouse Museum & Community Center
Outdoor Weather Emergency Warning Sirens:
When residents hear the
sirens, they are urged to seek shelter and turn on a radio or TV for emergency
information. When the sirens are sounding for severe weather, the radio
or TV announcements will provide you with information regarding the type of
storm and appropriate safety actions.
Developed as an early
warning system of severe weather to persons outdoors, the system should not be
relied upon for early warning to individuals indoors. Air-conditioning,
thunder, wind, rain and other conditions can cause the sirens not to be heard
indoors. Sirens are also subject to equipment malfunction as well as failure
due to damage from lightning strikes. If you are outdoors and hear a siren, you
should seek shelter immediately as the threat may be in your immediate area.
and businesses are strongly encouraged to use NOAA weather radios to receive
warnings and emergency information. (VHF-Atlanta KEC80, 162.55 and/or
VHF-Cleveland WXJ53, 162.525) NOAA weather radios can be purchased at most
electronics stores. For additional information on weather radios go
Warning sirens do not
sound for the duration of the threat, sirens will sound for 3 minutes.
Sirens can be reactivated if a new threat enters the area following the initial
warning. The outdoor warning sirens are never used to announce an
"all clear." This announcement is made only over radio or TV.
The warning signals
for the outdoor warning sirens are as follows:
- Tornado Alert Signal – This siren will wail a tone for a total of three (3) minutes.
This siren indicates that trained observers or radar has sighted a tornado. You
should seek shelter immediately and tune in to local radio, television or your
NOAA weather radio for instructions and information.
- Test Alert Signal – This siren will wail a steady tone for 20 seconds and stop.
The Emergency Warning System sirens will be tested the first Wednesday of every
month at 12:00 p.m., weather permitting.
The Emergency Warning System sirens will be tested the first
Wednesday of every month at 12:00 p.m., weather permitting.