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Yellowstone County holding emergency siren test Wednesday

Posted at 6:31 PM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:51:24-04

BILLINGS- Don’t panic. It will be a drill.

At 6 p.m. Wednesday, Yellowstone County Disaster and Emergency Services will conduct a county-wide emergency siren test.

The county’s 24 sirens will blare for one minutes at all sites.

The system is designed to alert people to manmade or natural disasters, extreme weather, chemical emergencies or national emergencies.

In the case of a real emergency, county emergency officials advise the public to:

  • Go indoors, close all doors and windows
  • Tune to local information stations (TV, Radio, Weather Radio, etc)
  • Do not call 911.  Such calls may hinder response activities in an emergency.
  • Stay tuned to your local media outlets for further information and instructions.