WHAT ARE THE METHODS OF
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION IN SARNIA
q You may have an emergency official knocking at your door, providing evacuation instructions to you or instructions for boil water advisory.
q You may have Emergency services driving through your neighbourhood, providing instructions over a loud speaker.
q Unique partnerships & cooperation with COGECO and Sarnia Lambton Radio stations provides the City of Sarnia (Sarnia Police Services) the ability to interrupt local programming to provide Emergency Notification to the public.
q Municipal outdoor sirens are used to alert the public outdoors in certain areas south of Wellington St of Chemical releases or of Tornado warnings.
PLEASE NOTE: When you hear sirens or view local T.V. broadcasting interruptions other than Mondays at 12:30 noon, you are directed to monitor your local Sarnia-Lambton radio stations for emergency instructions and for the most current information available. Stay tuned to these radio stations:
CHOK 1070 AM or THE FOX 99.9 FM or K106 106.3 FM
COMMUNITY EMERGENCY ALERT SIRENS
When will sirens be tested?
Sirens will be tested every Monday at 12:30 Noon for a 15 second test.
When will the sirens be used in an emergency?
Sirens will be sounded for only a three minute period when immediate action is required by the public.
What if the situation changes?
If, after the initial 3 minute sounding of the sirens, the situation changes and further immediate action is required, the sirens will again be sounded for 3 minutes to once again alert people to tune to the local radio for additional instructions.
Where are they located?
4 in south end of Sarnia, 1 in Point Edward, 3 in Aamjiwnaang (First Nations) and 2 in Corunna.
What do they sound like?
Sirens will be sounded for a total of three-minute cycle, which consist of a 5 second high tone followed by 1 second of silence. This pattern is repeated for a full three minutes.
What Should You Do?
DO NOT PANIC, TUNE TO YOUR LOCAL SARNIA RADIO STATIONS