Hamilton Co. testing siren warning system

HAMILTON COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - At noon on Wednesday, Hamilton County Emergency Management will conduct a monthly test of the siren warning system.

New sirens have been added to provide coverage to areas that had no sirens before, and some of the old sirens have replaced.

For many citizens, this will be the first time they have heard sirens in their area.

If you remember last month, Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune said "We're on target to have a working siren in every populated area of the county on April 1."

During a test in March, there was a problem with some of the sirens and their receivers.

Along with new sirens, the county has also been divided into six zones instead of the previous four to make sure warnings are as targeted as possible during emergencies.

The emergency alert system is tested the first Wednesday of every month.

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