BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI AS FOLLOWS:
Outdoor Warning Sirens shall be Activated when:
- The National Weather Service issues a TORNADO WARNING OR a trained spotter reports a tornado in Bates County, Missouri
- AND the tornado path includes the City of Rich Hill
- OR the National Weather Service reports a storm system producing life-threatening winds, 75 mph or stronger, AND the storm path includes the City of Rich Hill.
Siren Activation to Warn of an Actual Severe Weather Event:
- The sirens sound steady for 3 minutes. Sirens may be sounded multiple times during an event.
- The sounding of the siren means “Move Inside Immediately and Seek Cover!”
- Each siren activation indicates a tornado/high wind event is approaching the City of Rich Hill.
- The City of Rich Hill DOES NOT sound an all-clear siren. Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or other informational source.
Siren Audible Testing:
- Outdoor warning siren will be audibly tested on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:00 A.M.
- The monthly test will last for approximately one minute.
- Audible testing will not take place:
- During times when thunderstorms are predicted in the area or are actually in the area.
- During freezing weather conditions
- If the siren is not tested due to either of the above situations, the next test will be the next regularly scheduled test day. There will be no “make-up” test.
- Siren Repair – Audible testing may occur after maintenance of the siren, but only following a minimal time period to notify the media and public, usually 24 hours.
Jennifer Perkey-Ewing, Mayor Brittany Schenker, City Clerk