Monthly outdoor siren testing begins today

The first test of the University’s outdoor warning sirens, located on the roofs of Brookings and Seigle halls, will take place Monday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m. Tests will occur on the first Monday of each month thereafter in conjunction with St. Louis County’s outdoor warning siren test. The tests will last approximately two minutes and are weather permitting.

The St. Louis County Police Department will activate the outdoor siren system whenever the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning for a Missouri county adjacent to St. Louis County and the direction of the storm path poses a threat to St. Louis County. If a tornado warning is subsequently issued for St. Louis County, the sirens will again be activated. This policy was created to provide more time for citizens to gather information and seek shelter from severe and threatening weather.