The Monroe County Emergency Management Office will conduct a test of the outdoor warning sirens at noon Wednesday, Oct. 18 to verify the quality of the sirens.
A press release from the Monroe County Emergency Management Office said the test is in addition to the regular monthly tests of the sirens. The sirens give an advanced warning to people who might be outdoors or driving during a severe weather threat.
Justin Baker, deputy director of Monroe County Emergency Management, said in the press release the sirens can help people find a safer location when there is a weather threat.
"It is our goal as an Emergency Management Agency to ensure that our outdoor warning sirens are working properly and are able to be activated correctly for the safety of Monroe County citizens," Baker said in the press release.