Tornado siren testing cancelled

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

PLYMOUTH CO. — The statewide tornado siren test which was originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, has been cancelled.

That was the word received from Le Mars Fire-Rescue Assistant Chief Steve Schwarz on Monday.

“Due to the current COVID-19 situation it was determined this year’s siren testing should be cancelled so as not to alarm anyone,” Schwarz said.

The testing coincided with Severe Weather Awareness Week, which was declared for the week of March 23-27. Severe Weather Awareness Week is an annual event to remind Iowans that severe weather is part of living in the state and that understanding the risks of how to respond to them can save lives.

As of now, the City of Le Mars still has plans to conduct their siren test at 1 p.m., Monday, April 6.

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