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What Does My City's Siren Mean?

Updated: 10/02/2013 3:34 PM
Created: 04/09/2012 3:52 PM KSTP.com

NOTE: This list is not complete. It will be updated throughout the year.

DODGE COUNTY:

  • Claremont – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by Dodge Co. Sheriff’s Office.
  • Dodge Center – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by Dodge Co. Sheriff’s Office.
  • Kasson – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by Dodge Co. Sheriff’s Office.
  • Mantorville – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by Dodge Co. Sheriff’s Office.

FILLMORE COUNTY:

  • Canton – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS & SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by Fillmore Co.
  • Peterson – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS & SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by Fillmore Co.
  • Preston – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS & SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by Fillmore Co.
  • Rushford – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS, or a major event like a flood. Sirens sounded by the city.
  • Whalen – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS & SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by Fillmore Co.

FLOYD COUNTY:

  • Charles City – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS, and will consider sounding for high wind events. Sirens sounded by dispatch (Floyd Co.).
  • Floyd – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS, and will consider sounding for high wind events. Sirens sounded by dispatch (Floyd Co.).

FREEBORN COUNTY:

  • Albert Lea – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by Freeborn Co.
  • Alden – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by Freeborn Co.
  • Clarks Grove – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by Freeborn Co.
  • Conger – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS, or if the rest of the county is sounding sirens for high winds. Sirens sounded by the city.
  • Emmons – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by Freeborn Co.
  • Freeborn – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by Freeborn Co.
  • Geneva – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by Freeborn Co.
  • Glenville – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by Freeborn Co.
  • Hayward – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by Freeborn Co.
  • Hollandale – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by Freeborn Co.
  • Manchester – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by Freeborn Co.
  • Myrtle – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by Freeborn Co.
  • Twin Lakes – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by Freeborn Co.

MOWER COUNTY:

  • Austin – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by dispatch (Mower Co.).
  • Brownsdale – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by dispatch (Mower Co.).
  • Dexter – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by dispatch (Mower Co.).
  • Elkton – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by dispatch (Mower Co.).
  • Grand Meadow – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by dispatch (Mower Co.).
  • Le Roy – Sirens sounded for a visual on funnel cloud(s), winds 57 mph or stronger, or if NWS in La Crosse says to. Sirens sounded by the fire department.
  • Lyle – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by dispatch (Mower Co.).
  • Racine – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by dispatch (Mower Co.).
  • Rose Creek – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS. Sirens sounded by dispatch

OLMSTED COUNTY:

  • Every City in the County - Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS. A VOICE MODULATOR is activated at the two campgrounds in the county for SEVERE T-STORM WARNINGS. Sirens & voice modulator are sounded/activated by Olmsted County Emergency Management.

STEELE COUNTY:

  • Owatonna – Sirens sounded for TORNADO WARNINGS, or storm with damaging winds. Sirens sounded by Steele Co.