Guidelines for activation of severe weather warning sirens
The Severe Weather Warning Sirens shall be activated when either of the following has been met:
1. Notification received over the NOAA Weather Alert Radio, located in the dispatch office, that includes in the message issued by the National Weather Service that either Bryan is in the path of a Severe Storm and/or Tornado Warning or that the Severe Storm and or Tornado Warning is issued for all of Williams County.
a. A severe storm is that which includes winds in excess of 50 miles per hour and or hail in excess of 1/2 inch ( as defined by the National Weather Service, North Webster Indiana)
2. A reported confirmed sighting by a Public Safety Officer, (police officer/firefighter) of a severe storm with property damage, injuries, rapid rotation, wall cloud, funnel cloud or tornado.