News Flash

Home

Posted on: October 31, 2019

Hall County to test weather sirens Nov. 6

Hall County

The audible test of Hall County's outdoor weather warning sirens will occur at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6 in conjunction with Georgia's Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Day. This will only be a test. The sirens will sound for approximately three minutes. 

The tornado sirens are tested using the wail alert tone once every three months. Other than these previously announced tests, all sirens should be considered to be an actual tornado warning.

In addition to the tornado siren test, The National Weather Service will also be conducting their NOAA Weather Radio's Routine Weekly Test on Wednesday at the same time.

Meanwhile, Hall County officials continue to urge citizens to sign up for the Hall County Citizen's Alert System. The Citizen's Alert System notifies residents about severe weather, fires, floods, toxic environmental issues and other important topics within minutes. Messages can be sent to individuals using a variety of contact mechanisms - cell phone, landline, email, text messaging and more - ensuring that Hall County residents receive life-saving emergency information and important public service announcements in minutes. 

Any individual may self-register, provide additional contact information or opt out. To sign up or learn more, log onto alerts.hallcounty.org.

"Severe weather can be unpredictable and extremely dangerous," said Casey Ramsey, Director of Hall County Emergency Management. 

"By taking steps to prepare before it strikes, you can ensure that you and your family stay safe. I encourage all Hall County residents to implement safety measures at home and at work so they will be ready when severe weather strikes."

Ramsey encourages residents to have at least two methods of notification active, whether that be the Citizen's Alert System or a NOAA weather radio.

"The weather sirens are meant as an outdoor warning. With all the ambient noise of the television blaring, dinner cooking on the stove or children playing in the house, it's possible you wouldn't hear the sirens at all," said Ramsey.

"For that reason, we encourage everyone to sign up for alerts, get a NOAA weather radio, or better yet - both."

For more information about Hall County's outdoor weather warning sirens or other preparedness questions visit ready.gov or contact ema@hallcounty.org.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

2019 property tax statements due Nov. 15

Posted on: November 8, 2019

Hall County offices closed Labor Day

Posted on: August 26, 2019

Positive rabies alert in Clermont

Posted on: August 12, 2019

Positive rabies alert in Gainesville

Posted on: June 17, 2019

River Forks Park beach reopens

Posted on: June 4, 2019

Positive Rabies Alert in Murrayville

Posted on: April 29, 2019

Tumbling Creek Bridge to open April 4

Posted on: March 22, 2019

Hall County offices closed Jan. 21

Posted on: January 14, 2019

Positive rabies alert in Oakwood

Posted on: January 11, 2019

Positive rabies alert in Clermont

Posted on: December 28, 2018

Roads reopen following flooding

Posted on: December 28, 2018

Positive rabies alert in North Hall

Posted on: December 21, 2018

Hall County offices close for the holidays

Posted on: December 18, 2018

Positive rabies alert in North Hall

Posted on: December 12, 2018

Hall County offices closed Nov. 22-23

Posted on: November 14, 2018

Property tax statements to be mailed Friday

Posted on: September 13, 2018

Hall County offices closed Labor Day

Posted on: August 27, 2018

Positive rabies alert in Buford

Posted on: August 8, 2018

Positive rabies alert in North Hall

Posted on: February 13, 2018

Positive rabies alert in North Hall

Posted on: January 25, 2018

Positive rabies alert in Gainesville

Posted on: January 16, 2018

Hall County offices closed Jan. 15

Posted on: January 12, 2018

Hall County offices closed Nov. 23-24

Posted on: November 13, 2017

Positive rabies alert in East Hall

Posted on: September 29, 2017
sardis roundabout

Sardis-Ledan roundabout now operational

Posted on: September 20, 2017

Positive rabies alert in North Hall

Posted on: September 18, 2017

Hall County offices closed Labor Day

Posted on: August 25, 2017

Positive rabies alert in Lula

Posted on: August 4, 2017

Positive rabies alert in Lula

Posted on: March 24, 2017

Positive rabies alert in Gainesville

Posted on: March 20, 2017
Animal Shelter logo- small size

Mutts on Main event set for March 25

Posted on: March 14, 2017

Community centers to close on Sundays

Posted on: February 6, 2017

Hall County offices closed Jan. 16

Posted on: January 10, 2017

Positive rabies alert in North Hall

Posted on: November 30, 2016

Property tax due Dec. 1

Posted on: November 18, 2016

Hall County offices closed Nov. 24-25

Posted on: November 17, 2016

Positive rabies alert in East Hall

Posted on: September 21, 2016

Hall County offices closed Labor Day

Posted on: August 29, 2016

Positive rabies alert in South Hall

Posted on: August 22, 2016

Sardis Road reopens following repairs

Posted on: December 4, 2015

Positive rabies alert in East Hall

Posted on: December 4, 2015

Hall County offices closed Nov. 26- 27

Posted on: November 19, 2015

Positive rabies alert in East Hall

Posted on: November 18, 2015

Positive rabies alert in North Hall

Posted on: November 12, 2015

Positive rabies alert in North Hall

Posted on: November 10, 2015

Positive rabies alert in North Hall

Posted on: November 6, 2015

Positive rabies alert in North Hall

Posted on: November 3, 2015

Positive rabies alert in North Hall

Posted on: October 23, 2015

Positive rabies alert in North Hall

Posted on: October 9, 2015

Positive rabies alert in East Hall

Posted on: September 30, 2015

Positive rabies alert in East Hall

Posted on: August 26, 2015

Positive rabies alert in North Hall

Posted on: July 24, 2015

Positive rabies alert in East Hall

Posted on: January 23, 2015

Positive rabies alert in East Hall

Posted on: January 12, 2015

TAVT rate increases with new year

Posted on: January 2, 2015

Hall County launches redesigned website

Posted on: December 17, 2014