Citizen Safety Toolbox
Outdoor Warning Sirens
• Primary Activation Control: The Office of Emergency Management
• Secondary Activation Center:
• Testing: Second Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. If unable to test the sirens on the second Wednesday, the testing is cancelled until the following month.
• Activation: Sirens are activated when:
◦ NWS issues a tornado warning with the jurisdiction in the warned polygon and in the path of the storm
◦ A trained spotter reports rotation, funnel cloud, or tornado in the jurisdiction; may include storms tracking towards the jurisdiction from Greene County or adjacent counties
◦ NWS issues a thunderstorm warning producing life threatening winds approximately 75 mph or greater
◦ A trained spotter reports life threatening winds approximately 75 mph or greater in or approaching the jurisdiction
◦ Monthly siren test – second Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m., weather permitting.
◦ Maintenance as needed
Sirens are Outdoor Warning Devices
• The primary purpose of the outdoor warning system is to warn people who are outdoors to seek shelter immediately. We encourage you to adopt additional weather alert systems to ensure you receive updated weather-related information in real-time during severe weather and other emergency events.
• Keep a weather radio on hand, enable emergency alerts on your smart phone, sign up for local weather alerts through media partners, tune in to local news and weather coverage on TV and follow relevant official agencies like OEM and the National Weather Service on social media.
Weather Alert Radio Importance Increased
• In January 2002, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) signed an agreement that allows emergency services to use weather alert radios to warn people for all hazards: weather, hazardous materials releases, earthquakes, and terrorist attacks. The benefit of the weather alert radio has increased significantly. It is no longer solely a weather alert tool.
Report a Siren
• Need to report a siren issue? Send an email to O.E.M. O.E.M. follows up on all reported siren issues with additional research or testing..
For any life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1!
Lebanon- Laclede County Area Phone Numbers
|Agency/Organization Name||Emergency Number||Non-Emergency Number|
|Laclede County Office of Emergency Management||(417) 532-6992|
|Missouri Highway Patrol||(417) 895-6800||(471) 895-6868|
|Police (city)||911||(417) 532-3131|
|Lebanon Fire||911||(417) 532-2104|
|Mercy Hospital||(417) 533-6100|
|Poison Control Center||(800) 366-8888|
|Suicide Prevention Hotline||(800) 494-7355|
|MDNR Environmental Emergency Response||(573) 634-2436|
|National Response Center||(800) 424-8802|