Beginning March 7, 2022, the Hillsdale County Office of Emergency Management in conjunction with Hillsdale County Central Dispatch will start conducting monthly testing of the countywide outdoor weather sirens. These tests are conducted to ensure proper function of the sirens in the event of an actual Tornado Watch or Tornado Warning.
What to expect during testing:
During our monthly tests we will test the Tornado Watch signal first. This includes a solid steady siren that will go for approximately 30 seconds (for testing purposes). Four (4) minutes later we will test the Tornado Warning signal which is a up and down signal that will go for approximately 1 minute (for testing purposes). Please note in an Actual Tornado Event the Watch & Warning signals will go for Approximately 3 minutes.
Testing Schedule for 2022:
Tests are conducted the first Monday of the month between 6:00 & 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted below.
- March 7th @ 10:00 am
- April 4th
- May 2nd
- June 6th
- July 11th (2nd Monday due to the 4th of July holiday)
- August 1st
- September 12th (2nd Monday due to the Labor Day holiday) @ 10:00 am
- October 3rd
The March and September testing will be conducted at 10:00 am to allow Schools to participate in a School Tornado drill if they chose to do so.