Sirens in the City of Columbia

There are three (3) sirens in Columbia located as follows:

(1) at the City Hall;
(2) near Parkview Elementary School on Veterans Parkway; and
(3) near the Columbia Lakes Subdivision at the Diehl water tank.

The sirens are activated as follows:

(a) Fire Emergency - sirens sound four (4) times between the hours of 6:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. every day of the week;
(b) Tornado or other Disaster - sirens sound one (1) time for three (3) consecutive minutes, 24 hours a day, warning residents to immediately seek shelter;
(c) Testing - sirens sound one (1) time (approximately 15 seconds) at 10:00 A.M. on the first Tuesday of each month; and
(d) sirens sound (one short blast) at 12:00 Noon and 6:00 P.M. daily, except on Sundays, out of tradition.