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Bentonville to test storm sirens

BENTONVILLE -- The city will test its storm warning sirens at 1 p.m. today, weather permitting.

The sirens will sound twice during the test as they would in an emergency.

The first sound will be a steady blast for three minutes. This means that an imminently dangerous storm is approaching the city, and all residents should take protective shelter.

The second sound will be alternating high and low tones for 45 seconds. This means the weather has passed, and the city is no longer in danger. All residents may leave their area of shelter and proceed with daily routines.

This warning system is designed to alert people that are outside. People inside might not hear the sirens and should use a radio, television or weather alert radio as means of monitoring weather conditions.

Sign up for alerts can be done at www.bcalert.com. Alerts can be sent to cell phones, home phones, through text messages and email.

NW News on 09/14/2018

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