The City of West Fargo will observe “Severe Summer Weather Awareness Week” by performing emergency siren maintenance and testing April 30 – May 4, 2018. The City will also share safety tips about severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, sirens and safety drills, lightning and flash flooding on social media channels.
Throughout the week, the City of West Fargo along with the Red River Regional Dispatch Center will perform maintenance, replace outdated technology and test emergency sirens. Maintenance will specifically occur Monday, April 30, through Wednesday, May 2. During this time, residents can expect to hear short 10 second siren bursts throughout the day. At 11:15 Wednesday, a full one-minute test will also sound. On Friday, May 4, final testing of the sirens will occur, resulting in residents hearing 10 second bursts once again throughout the day.
To prepare for severe weather, residents are encouraged to review their personal and workplace safety plans, stay up to date by engaging with the City of West Fargo and law enforcement on social media, and by signing up for CodeRED alerts at http://www.westfargond.gov/159/CodeRED-Alerts.